A Wasaga Beach man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for the unprovoked stabbing of his neighbor in March last year has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Brayden Bullock, 21, was initially charged with attempted murder, intentional break and enter, assault and uttering a death threat, as well as breaching a probation order at the following the altercation on March 13, 2021, which sent a 33-year-old man to Collingwood Hospital in serious condition.
On Tuesday, the court heard that Bullock punched his brother and grew increasingly angry, following his mother to the neighbor’s house.
The court heard that Bullock broke down the front door and attacked his neighbour, stabbing him in the chest and arm.
The Ontario Provincial Police issued a Canada-wide warrant for Bullock a week after the attack. Shortly after, Saskatoon police arrested him and he was sent back to Ontario.
In November 2021, Bullock pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of aggravated assault and was remanded to Penetanguishene Jail pending sentencing.
Bullock apologized to the court for his actions, saying he takes full responsibility.
Bullock’s lawyer called for his client to be sentenced to two and a half years in prison, saying he was drunk the night of the attack and cited his difficult upbringing as a factor.
His youth probation officer called Bullock “shattered” by his situation.
Meanwhile, the Crown requested a five-year sentence, noting Bullock’s extensive criminal record and history of violence.
“Bullock is far from a first-time offender,” Judge Michelle Fuerst said.
With credit for his time in custody, Bullock will serve 27 months and six days in a minimum-security facility.
He will receive drug treatment and anger management.