Ex-Coronation man jailed for attacking roommate

A former Coronation man who attacked his roommate has been sentenced to six months in jail, to be followed by two years on probation.

A former Coronation man who attacked his roommate has been sentenced to six months in jail, to be followed by two years on probation.

Daniel Holland, 57, was charged with numerous offences in connection with an attack on his roommate, Steven Polege, 40 on the evening of Dec. 1, 2010.

Court heard that Holland had been drinking inside the house and the doors were locked when Polege arrived home from work. Once inside, Polege had a drink with Holland and then retired to his room.

However, Holland continued to pester him throughout the evening and eventually came into his room and “poked” him with a knife, starting a fight in which both men suffered injuries.

Holland was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm during a four-day trial before Justice Monica Bast in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench in September. Proceedings were stayed on additional charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and using a knife for a criminal purpose.

Bast reserved her sentencing decision at the time to allow for the preparation of a pre-sentence report. Along with the jail sentence and probation order, she ordered that Holland be prohibited from owning firearms for 10 years.

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