A Sudbury man already serving a life sentence for a brutal murder three years ago has received a suspended sentence for an attack on a jail guard.
Darcy Sheppard, 32, was charged with aggravated assault for the alleged incident at the Sudbury Jail in 2018. On Thursday, with the consent of the Crown, Sheppard pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of assault.
The court heard that on Oct. 26, 2018, a correctional officer was having difficulty with Sheppard, who was becoming belligerent. A second correctional officer went to the aid of his co-worker and Sheppard struck the second officer.
Defence lawyer Glenn Sandberg said Sheppard admits to pushing the second officer.
Justice Heather-Ann Mendes, accepting a joint sentencing submission from the Crown and Sandberg, issued a suspended sentence and a one-year probation order that includes the condition Sheppard not interfere with the correctional officer he pushed.