Man shot in Valleyfield sentenced to jail time

Ryan Ross
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Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

A 26-year-old man who was shot in the leg during an altercation in a Valleyfield home was sentenced this morning to serve five months in jail.

Jacob Angus Floyd Johnston appeared before Justice Ben Taylor in P.E.I. Supreme Court in Charlottetown where he changed his plea to guilty to unlawful entry.

Johnston previously pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him, but with his change in plea the Crown stayed several other charges.

The court heard Johnston had been in a relationship with the mother of his child, but it ended and soon after she started a new relationship with Jerrod Nathan Greene.

Greene was the one who later shot Johnston.

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Although their relationship ended, the woman and Johnston continued to see each other in secret and were together on Nov. 1, 2014 at a Halloween party in Poole’s Corner.

When they left the two went to a house party.

Greene and the woman were contacting each other through text messages and she planned to return to his home that night.

Later when Johnston found out the woman was talking to Greene on the phone he became angry, threw her phone in the woods and left with another person.

Johnston went to Greene’s home and once inside entered his bedroom where he refused to leave.

A scuffle ensued and Johnston hit Greene on the head and back several times leaving him with minor cuts and bruises.

Greene got away and grabbed a loaded, camouflaged Winchester 12-gauge pump action shotgun that was in his bedroom.

He warned Johnston if he advanced any further Greene would shoot him.

When Johnston did advance Greene fired the gun and shot him in the right leg above the knee.

Greene’s father later used a belt as a tourniquet until paramedics arrived.

Along with jail time, Johnston will be on probation for two years after his release.

Geographic location: Valleyfield, Charlottetown, Poole

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  • Samantha Murdock
    January 12, 2016 - 15:31

    Dear Allan, There was no mention of cocaine at all. 24 beer was mentioned. Growing up in that house hold, I assure you that is not what we were TAUGHT. Thanks for assuming though. We had a wonderful up bringing, thought to work hard, respect our elders and be honest. There is always "2" sides to the story. Get over it, its done... over with. Have compassion for both sides of the matter. PEI residents are supposed to be a great caring island. Until they can hide behind a computer screen and first names.

  • Get a life
    January 12, 2016 - 05:22

    Come on and joe doe....I would like to see if someone entered your HOME ..... Mr. Johnson is lucky he doesn't live in the U.S......I'm sure there would be a lot more charges

  • From the Harbour
    January 11, 2016 - 22:42

    Someone breaks into my home looking to beat me up at 5 am they are probably looking to get shot....the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in Mr Johnstons case

  • Joe Doe
    January 11, 2016 - 19:46

    YES I AM SURPRISED MR. GREEN WASN'T CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER,NOTHING WOULD SURPRISE ME ABOUT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM.

  • Learn to read
    January 11, 2016 - 18:21

    I think get a life and possibly suspect need to read! No charges for breaking an entering...... It says unlawful entering not the same thing!

    • Get a life
      January 12, 2016 - 05:42

      So, that makes it ok .

  • Get a life
    January 11, 2016 - 18:01

    I doubt it... Lol

  • come on
    January 11, 2016 - 15:27

    Seems like there is some missing facts. Mr. Green just happened to have a loaded gun beside his bed? Come on.. Something is fishy here. I would like to hear the other side of the story. I think that the wrong person got the punishment

    • Get a life
      January 11, 2016 - 17:04

      You have to be joking ...... He breaks into a home at 5 o' clock in the morning .... Get a GRIP

    • Suspect
      January 11, 2016 - 17:37

      I would expect that Mr Greene would not agree with you.

    • come on
      January 11, 2016 - 17:51

      So I guess it is just normal to have a loaded gun beside your bed.. Because you know, that is safe.

    • redsandboy
      January 11, 2016 - 19:09

      everyone should be allowed to defend themselves in their own home !

    • allan
      January 12, 2016 - 10:42

      @ come on.....really? the wrong person got the punishment??? A cocaine/ booze fueled all-nighter...broke in and physically assaulted a homeowner...if your missing any of the facts of this case then your likely just refusing to see them..Actually you sound like one of the convicted guys cheerleaders off facebook...This kid is handling his problems the way he was TAUGHT to handle them...intimidation

    • allan
      January 12, 2016 - 10:43

      @ come on.....really? the wrong person got the punishment??? A cocaine/ booze fueled all-nighter...broke in and physically assaulted a homeowner...if your missing any of the facts of this case then your likely just refusing to see them..Actually you sound like one of the convicted guys cheerleaders off facebook...This kid is handling his problems the way he was TAUGHT to handle them...intimidation