Lambton County man jailed

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Threatening to kill his probation officer has sent a Lambton County man to jail for 60 days and has placed him on three more years of probation.

Harvey Dale George, 38, pleaded guilty Monday in Sarnia court to making a death threat and violating his probation order to keep the peace.

On May 5 George called the probation office about changing an appointment. After being told he would have to contact his probation officer George threatened to kill his officer. He repeated the threat when a supervisor took over the call.

George told the supervisor he was a very dangerous man.

The threat frightened his officer.

“I didn’t mean to do that,” said George Monday.

His criminal record includes a 2014 conviction for aggravated assault when a man was stabbed. George mistakenly believed the man had assaulted his mother.

In January George was sentenced to 90 days for methamphetamine possession and gfor court-order violations when he had locked himself in the bathroom of a social service agency.

In January assistant federal prosecutor Brian Higgins said George’s erratic behaviour created a public safety concern.

On Monday defence lawyer Sarah Donohue said at the time of the May offence George was not taking medication for a recently diagnosed mental health condition but is currently on medication.

A plan to keep George from returning to court can be created, said Donohue.

The jail time had been served in pre-sentence custody but George remains in custody on other matters.

During probation George must stay away from the probation officer and the probation office unless he has prior approval by his new probation officer.

The 60-day sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence and George’s underlying problems, said Justice Mark Hornblower.

nbowen@postmedia.com


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