Bar fight lands Stettler man in jail

A Stettler man was sentenced to five months in prison for breaking a man’s jaw in a holiday season bar fight.

A Stettler man was sentenced to five months in prison for breaking a man’s jaw in a holiday season bar fight.

Victor Charles Foley, 24, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson said Foley punched another man at the Waldorf Hotel bar in Drumheller on Dec. 20, 2008. His victim suffered a non-displaced fractured jaw in the incident.

McPherson asked the judge to order that Foley provide a sample of his DNA for a national databank because of the violent nature of the offence.

Judge Thomas Schollie asked Foley if he had anything he wanted to say.

“It was a bar fight. Everybody was drunk,” said Foley, from the prisoner’s dock.

Foley also entered a guilty plea on a charge of failing to comply with a court undertaking.

He still faces 13 additional Stettler-based charges including robbery, theft under $5,000, obstructing or resisting police, mischief, uttering threats to cause bodily harm and other property offences. He is scheduled to appear in Stettler provincial court on those charges on Oct. 8.