Massey Drive man sentenced to four months in jail

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Pius Gould was sentenced to nine months in jail, minus five for time served, for various offences Tuesday afternoon in provincial court in Corner Brook. — Star photo by Paul Hutchings

Pius Freeman Gould will spend the next four months in jail.

Gould was in provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday afternoon where he was sentenced for various offences, including assaulting a peace officer, breach of probation, causing a disturbance and resisting arrest.

Judge Wayne Gorman sentenced Gould to four months, with credit for five months already served in custody.

Gorman later stated in his summary that alcohol was a factor in many of the offences, and that there are times when prohibiting an accused person or an offender from consuming alcohol is unrealistic.

“The most serious of Mr. Gould’s offences involved the assault on a correctional officer,” the judge wrote. “The sentencing provisions of deterrence and denunciation must be stressed, however I must also consider that Mr. Gould has pleaded guilty and has taken steps designated to promote his rehabilitation.”

Gorman noted that Gould had expressed an interest in taking “courses” while in custody, and was also interested in receiving psychiatric help.

Gould has been in and out of trouble with the police for most of the past few years. There have been times when he has gripped objects such as parking metres and park benches during situations, forcing police to arrest him. Court documents show a history of alcohol use involved in many of the offences.

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Geographic location: Corner Brook

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