A 26-year-old man who fled the scene after assaulting a woman and turned himself in four days later was sentenced recently to 30 days in jail.
Logan Gabial Solomon appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Georgetown for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to the assault.
The court heard the woman called 911 after the assault in October and Solomon fled the scene.
A search for Solomon included the RCMP canine unit, but after several hours the police weren’t able to find him.
He turned himself in to police four days later.
Solomon is from the Kingsclear First Nation in New Brunswick, but lives in P.E.I.
A Gladue report, which is a type of pre-sentence report prepared for Aboriginal offenders, said Solomon blacked out and didn’t remember the incident.
He told the report writer something snapped, he blacked out and the next thing he knew he was waking up in the woods.
Defence lawyer Yolande Murphy said Solomon has made significant efforts since the assault to deal with his drinking and acknowledged he is an alcoholic.
Murphy also told the court Solomon said the progress he made was to better himself and not to be a “get out of jail free card.”
Orr told Solomon the sentence was less than it would have been if he hadn’t made efforts to deal with his drinking.
Along with the jail time, which Solomon will serve on weekends, he will be on probation for 18 months with a condition he seek counselling and treatment as directed.
He must also pay a $100 victim surcharge.