James William Lucas is shown during his appearance in provincial court in St. John's today. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
James William Lucas, 36, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
Judge James Walsh rendered his decision this morning in provincial court in St. John's.
Lucas stole six T-bone steaks on Sept. 8 from a Sobeys supermarket on Topsail Road in St. John's, slashed a store employee with a knife and threatened to kill him and a security guard if they didn't let him go.
He pleaded guilty to seven charges — two counts each of assault with a weapon and uttering threats, and single counts of robbery with violence, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breaching an undertaking.
The Crown had asked for a jail term of no less than six years.
See Tuesday's Telegram for full story.