Cornwall home invader going to prison

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A city man is spending four years in prison after carrying out a violent home invasion in February and attacking another driver in a case of road rage last year.

Nathaniel Gatien, 30, entered pleas and was sentenced in a Cornwall courtroom on April 12, 2017.

In the case of an attack on a Montreal Road resident in February, Gatien had been facing charges of robbery with violence, wearing a disguise with intent to carry out the robbery, break and enter, assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and breach of a court order to not have a weapon.

In the case of the road rage case in June 2016, Gatien had been charged with assault with a weapon, mischief and dangerous driving.

On Feb. 6, 2017, Gatien forced his way into the home while carrying a metal bar and started fighting with the resident in the home. The victim’s cell phone was stolen in the robbery.

On June 22, 2016, Gatien had struck another man’s car with a metal bar during a case of road rage near Seymour Avenue and Second Street. He later struck the victim’s vehicle with his car.

On the most serious charges of robbery and disguise with intent, Gatien was given four years and one year concurrently.

He was also given 18 month concurrent sentences for assault with a weapon, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

There were also concurrent sentences of three months for failing to comply with a court order, plus a 30 day sentence for mischief.

Concurrent means the sentences all start at the same time rather than consecutive where a sentence runs after the first one is completed.

The balance of the 28 charges he was facing were withdrawn by the Crown.