Man sentenced for break and enter
A Quesnel man caught by a homeowner trying to break into a Valleyview house was sentenced Thursday to 378 days in jail.
Clayton Michael Hohmann, 32, was also issued a lifetime firearms prohibition and ordered to provide a DNA sample for the Jan. 4, 2017 incident.
When the homeowner came across him, Hohmann took off in a truck, police said at the time. With RCMP following but not chasing, Hohmann lost control, striking a postal box and driving into a ditch near the corner of Sloan and Shamrock roads.
He tried to flee on foot but, with the help of a police service dog, he was found hiding in a nearby yard.
Police said a loaded SKS semi-automatic rifle, stolen from a Hart-area home the previous month, was later found in the truck.
Hohmann was issued the term on one count of breaking and entering to commit an indictable offence. He was also convicted of possessing a firearm without a licence or registration, fleeing police and a separate count of breaking and entering. Hohmann spent a total of 485 days in custody on the counts prior to sentencing.