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Man sentenced to six months for assault, theft

By Shurtz, Delon on April 25, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

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Garrett Shane Williams would have made a lousy magician.

Williams and some other individuals entered a Lethbridge liquor store last December, and an employee saw Williams steal a $13 bottle of vodka. When the employee confronted Williams, Williams lifted his shirt to show he didn’t have anything, and the bottle fell to the floor.

As the employee bent over to pick up the bottle, Williams pushed him.

A woman who was with Williams had also stolen a bottle of liquor and was confronted by another employee when she left the store. During that confrontation, Williams began pushing that employee, as well.

Williams pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to two charges of assault and single counts of theft under $5,000 and breach of probation. Court was told Williams was on probation at the time of the incidents and was prohibited from being in any business whose primary purpose is to sell alcohol.

Williams, who suffers from a brain injury, was placed on probation for a year and sentenced to six months in jail, but after being credited for the equivalent of 176 days spent in custody since he was arrested, he only has four days left to serve on the four charges. He remains in custody, however, and is scheduled to stand trial in June on other charges.

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