Man shot in Valleyfield sentenced to jail time

Ryan Ross rross@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on January 11, 2016

Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

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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.