PICTOU – A New Glasgow man was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to numerous theft and mischief charges dating back to 2009.
Elvin Scott Landry, 50, was sentenced in Pictou Provincial Court Tuesday on two charges of theft from Sobeys and the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission as well as charges of mischief and assault.
Landry was first charged in April 2009 with theft of groceries from Sobeys valued at $481 and mischief for giving police a wrong name during the investigation. An assault also took place during the arrest.
On June 4, 2012, Landry was charged with theft of groceries from Sobeys as well as a theft from the NSLC. He also pleaded guilty to a mischief charge after he gave a false name to police during the investigation.
The Crown said Landry has a “significant” criminal record with 36 prior convictions including theft, arson, breaches, assault and mischief.
Landry apologized to the court for his actions and said he was ready to take “whatever punishment is handed to me.”
In addition to the six-month sentence in custody, he also received 12 months’ probation that will start after his prison sentence has expired.