By Shurtz, Delon on June 18, 2020.
A 43-year-old man who punched out another man in a drunken fit has been fined and placed on probation.
Brent Douglas Webb pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to single counts of assault and mischief causing damage, and was fined $1,000.
Court was told Webb was renting a holiday trailer next to a cabin July 30, 2018, when he got into an argument with the neighbour. Webb, who was intoxicated by alcohol and drugs at the time, followed the other man into his residence, pushed him into the bedroom and punched him in the mouth.
After he was removed from the cabin, he grabbed a pipe used as a flag pole, and smashed the windows of the complainant’s vehicle, then began flailing it at the front door of the cabin.
When police arrived they found Webb hiding in a shed in a wooded area near the cabin.
Webb was fined $500 for each of the two charges and placed on probation for 18 months, during which he must behave himself and take counselling for substance abuse and anger management. He is also prohibited from contacting the complainant and from possessing any weapons.
Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly said her client completed some counselling since the incident and has apparently made a complete change for the better.
“He went through a long and difficult struggle with alcohol and drug addiction,” Connolly explained.
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