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House arrest ordered for various offences

TRURO, N.S. – A Truro man who pled guilty to unlawfully entering a dwelling and several other charges was sentenced on Wednesday to an 18-month conditional sentence.

Douglas McBain, also known as Douglas Rice, 40, of Elm Street, also pled guilty to mischief by damaging a complainant’s door, threatening to use a steel pipe against an individual while committing assault and resisting arrest. He must also serve 12 months of probation after his conditional sentence is complete.

Other charges McBain pled guilty to include uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm, assault and mischief by damaging the cash register of a local business.

The first nine months of his conditional sentence must be served under house arrest. For the remaining nine months, McBain is subject to a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

He was further issued victim surcharge fines totalling $1,300 and is banned from possessing or consuming alcohol or illicit drugs, is not permitted into establishments where alcohol is sold, must be assessed for alcohol counselling and is to take counselling for mental health issues and anger management as directed.

McBain is also not permitted to have contact with his complainants, is banned from possessing firearms or weapons for 10 years and is not permitted on the premises of Pizza Market.

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