Crapaud man appealing sentence for unlawful confinement, dangerous driving

Ryan Ross rross@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on August 6, 2014

Summerside Courts

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A Crapaud man is appealing his sentence after he and a friend forced a teen into a van before chasing a boy who was supposed to buy drugs for them.

James Addison Nunn, 46, was convicted in Summerside last month after a trial during which he was found guilty of dangerous driving and unlawful confinement.

He is appealing his one-year sentence on the grounds it is too harsh.

In February, Addison and another man approached two people in O’Leary, gave one of them $20 and asked him to buy them marijuana.

He didn’t return with drugs or the money.

Nunn and his friend then forced the second boy into their van and chased a vehicle the man with the money was in.

P.E.I. Supreme Court Justice Gordon Campbell sentenced Nunn to a total of one year in jail.

In his appeal application, which included four pages of hand-written notes, Nunn said he didn’t hire a lawyer after he was charged because he couldn’t afford one and he wasn’t eligible for legal aid.

Nunn said if he had a lawyer to advise him it was in his best interest to plead guilty he would have done so to get a lighter sentence.

He didn’t know any better at the time and “got screwed royaly (sic) in the end,” Nunn said.

Nunn ended the application by saying he hoped to get his sentence reduced to six months or less, if possible.

He also included a note to whoever reviewed his case.

“I promise you will never see my face in another courtroom for as long as I live. It’s time to grow up and be a man and act like one as well from here on out,” he wrote.

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