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Accused carjacker to be sentenced in April

Accused carjacker Nickolas Bullock will learn his fate in April.

On Friday, Jan. 31, Bullock appeared in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court on charges stemming from a carjacking in Kitchener and subsequent police chase in Cranbrook in October 2012. The case is being heard in Port Coquitlam because the East Kootenay charges are connected to an incident in Coquitlam that also resulted in charges.

In relation to the Creston and Cranbrook incidents, Bullock has pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

On Friday, Cranbrook Crown prosecutor Andrew Mayes argued to Judge Deirdre Pothecary that Bullock should receive a total jail sentence of eight years and two months for the charges.

However, Bullock’s lawyer, Gary Botting, argued that Bullock should instead receive an 18 month sentence.

Bullock is charged in connection with the October 2, 2012, carjacking in Kitchener. Bullock and his 17-year-old girlfriend were hitchhiking and a Creston man stopped to pick them up. Bullock then told the driver to get out of the vehicle and pepper sprayed him.

The stolen vehicle was later chased by police through Cranbrook.

Last October, Judge Pothecary placed a sweeping publication ban on the case that prohibits media from mentioning events related to Bullock’s arrest in Cranbrook.

After hearing the sentencing submissions on Friday, Judge Pothecary said she will hand down her decision on Bullock’s sentence on April 1, 2014 in Port Coquitlam.

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