Man jailed for ear bite, other offences

Biting part of a man’s ear off, coupled with other convictions, earned a Red Deer man another 18 months in jail on Monday.

Biting part of a man’s ear off, coupled with other convictions, earned a Red Deer man another 18 months in jail on Monday.

Seth Adam Bradley, 25, of Red Deer, was sentenced in provincial court to 12 months for the aggravated assault and six months total for mischief, two counts of breaching a court order and possessing stolen property.

The assault occurred in a Nov. 11, 2009, fight when Bradley fought with a homeowner who tried to evict him for punching a hole in a basement wall.

Bradley bit the top one-quarter of the victim’s ear off as they were scuffling on the floor.

Bradley has a long criminal record, including convictions for violence and disregarding court orders.

Crown prosecutor Wayne Silliker said Bradley had 14 separate charges for breaching court orders.

The Crown sought a sentence of three to four years in a federal prison.

Defence lawyer Paul Morigeau argued for a sentence of one to two years.

Bradley was credited by Judge Bert Skinner of having served six months in jail since he was arrested about three months ago. Courts generally grant prisoners a two-for-one credit for time served awaiting an outcome of their case.

The accused was convicted of the aggravated assault following a trial last week.

The injury required the victim to undergo plastic surgery and miss work.

Bradley apologized for his actions and said he needed treatment so he could “get a good life.”

“In the end it’s your actions and not your words” that count, Skinner told Bradley.

Bradley must surrender a sample of his DNA to authorities. He’s also prohibited from owning or possessing firearms and explosives for life.

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