Lake gets one year for beating girlfriend at Middleton apartment

Published on August 24, 2017

An RCMP Forensic Identification Services team from New Minas spent Jan. 13, 2017 at the apartment building on the corner of School and North streets in Middleton where a woman was assaulted. Timothy Lake, 30 was charged with attempted murder but later convicted of aggravated assault for beating his girlfriend.

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ANNAPOLIS ROYAL - A Middleton man has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated assault for beating his girlfriend in their Middleton apartment in January.

But Timothy Lee Lake’s sentence has been deemed served because of the time he spent in custody since being arrested in early March for breaching his release conditions.

Lake pleaded guilty earlier this month in Annapolis Royal provincial court to the aggravated assault charge and one count of breaching a recognizance by indirectly contacting the victim on Facebook.

The Crown didn’t proceed on other charges of attempted murder, assault, uttering threats, and a second count of breach of a recognizance.

Lake was initially arrested after his girlfriend was found severely beaten at their Middleton apartment on Jan. 13.

Paramedics found the 28-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries and she was airlifted to hospital in Halifax for treatment.

Lake is under a 10-year-firearms ban as part of his sentence, will be on probation for two years, and was fined $500.

With files from The Herald