Man reported missing sentenced to five more days in jail

Rosie Mullaley
Published on April 18, 2012

A man reported missing by police earlier this week appeared in provincial court in St. John’s this afternoon, hours after he turned himself in.

Scott Brocklehurst had been wanted since Sunday for failing to show up at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP), where he was serving an intermittent sentence on weekends.

In court today, he pleaded guilty to two breaches — one for failing show at HMP on April 14 and another from March 24, when he showed up intoxicated.

The 27-year-old had six days remaining to serve on his 35-day intermittent sentence, which he got after being convicted on about a dozen charges, including theft.

Judge David Orr sentenced Brocklehurst to five additional days in jail. The 11 total days will be served consecutively instead of intermittently.

The sentence was in keeping with what Crown prosecutor William Cadigan and defence lawyer James Goodwin recommended.

Goodwin told the judge that Brocklehurst didn’t show up for his weekend stint in jail on April 14 because he had found out that his friend had been murdered in Calgary.

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