North Battleford man handed 4.4-year prison sentence

A North Battleford man was sentenced to 4.4 years in prison in La Ronge Provincial Court on May 6.

Brandon Holmes, 27, was arrested by Stanley Mission RCMP in October 2020 and charged with discharging a firearm with intent, carrying a concealed weapon, assault, and two counts of break and enter.

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RCMP got a call on Oct. 5, 2020, that an armed man was in a residence. The suspect fled before police arrived. RCMP identified Holmes as the suspect and searched the community and surrounding area.

Police issued a public alert and eventually found him hiding in a cabin a few kilometres from Stanley Mission after he stole a boat to flee the area.

In total, Holmes was sentenced to 1,613 days to be served in a federal penitentiary. He was given time-and-a-half credit off his sentence for the time he served in remand since his arrest in October. Holmes is also banned on owning firearms for life and must submit his DNA to the National DNA Data Bank.

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