Pearce given three years minus time served

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Nikita Pearce

Nikita Pearce was sentenced to three years minus 282 days in provincial court Wednesday for a serious assault, which took place at a cabin near Torbay Jan. 10, and previous threats and an assault against the same person.

Pearce was at the cabin near Torbay drinking with her girlfriend and two men.

At some point in the evening, after one of the men had left, Pearce and her girlfriend began to argue. Pearce then turned her anger towards the other man, who had tried to intervene.

Pearce hit and kicked the man repeatedly before picking up a knife with a seven-inch blade and pointing it at his face while demanding $40.

Pearce struck him on the face with the butt end of the knife and took his cellphone, cigarettes, splash pants and sweat­er in return for his being allowed to leave the cabin. The man managed to push her out of the way and run out.

When police went to investigate hours after the incident, Pearce had to be told to drop the knife several times by officers before she did.

It wasn’t the first time Pearce was charged.

She pleaded guilty to charges of uttering threats and assault against Oct. 29 and Nov. 6, 2012, when she threatened an individual on Facebook and hit him with rocks outside his high school.

Pearce has spent the last six months at the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women in Clarenville. She was given time and a half credit for the time she has already served.

josh.pennell@thetelegram.com

 

This is a corrected version

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women

Geographic location: Torbay, Clarenville

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