A man who threatened to shoot one of his jail guards and burn another's house down will be spending an extra three months in jail after a judge sentenced him in provincial court Wednesday.
Mathieu Terrence Myers, 26, appeared before Judge Nancy Orr in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering threats, although the details of two other incidents were read into the record.
The court heard that in November Myers was an inmate at the Provincial Correctional Centre and during breakfast one morning he asked to take a shower.
Guards told Myers he had to wait until after breakfast, at which point he threatened them and said they would have to let him out of jail some time.
Myers then urinated on the floor and pushed it toward jail staff.
During that day and the next Myers threatened a guard and his wife, told another he would put a bullet in his head and threatened to burn down another guard's house.
Myers has been released from custody and sent back to the jail twice since the incidents, but no charges were laid until last month.
Orr asked why it took so long for the charges to be laid and said he wouldn't have been hard to find since he was in custody.
Crown attorney Cindy Wedge said when the Crown was reviewing documents related to another charge against Myers there were incident reports attached.
A review of those incident reports led to the charges of uttering threats, Wedge said.
"I think it is fair to say these charges were laid at the Crown's request."
Before delivering a sentence, Orr referred to a previous conviction for smashing a phone in the jail and another incident for which she sentenced him.
"It seems to be a continuous problem," she said.
Orr sentenced Myers in July to 45 days in jail after he threw his own feces around a cell at the jail.
In handing down a sentence, Orr told Myers correctional officers were ordinary people who just want to feed their families and weren't the ones who put him in jail.
"It's your actions that have put you in jail," she said.
Orr also said if people threaten correctional officers and their families there will be consequences.
She then sentenced him to three months in jail on each charge to be served concurrently.