Man sen­tenced for break and en­ter

The Prince George Citizen - - Front Page - Cit­i­zen staff

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.

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