Youth sentenced in robbery kidnapping case

A youth charged in a robbery and kidnapping case in North Battleford has been sentenced to a period of open custody.

The individual, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was sentenced Tuesday in connection to five counts including hostage-taking, robbery, break and enter and theft of a motor vehicle.

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Judge Lloyd Deshaye sentenced the individual to 14 months in custody followed by seven months community supervision and 12 months of probation. A two-year weapons prohibition was imposed and a DNA order was also made.

The sentence is in connection to a May 23 incident in North Battleford. According to Battlefords RCMP, members responded to an early-morning call to a residence on the 1300 block of 97th Street, where an armed suspect had entered a home demanding money.

According to the facts outlined in court during sentencing, the accused had his face covered and was holding a hatchet. The suspect then forced one of the residents to go to a downtown bank to obtain money from an ATM.

The suspect was arrested soon after, and taken into custody. He has spent 77 days in remand. His time in remand will count as part of the 14-month custody portion of the sentence.




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