Man gets community sentence for unlawful confinement

A Nanaimo man accused of kidnapping another man and taking him to the ferry terminal was found guilty of unlawful confinement and assault.

A Nanaimo man accused of kidnapping another man and taking him to the ferry terminal was found guilty of unlawful confinement and assault last week, but avoided jail time.

William Michael Curry received a four-month conditional sentence and eight months probation, as well as a 10-year firearms prohibition, DNA order and $100 victim surcharge.

The charges stem from an Oct. 30, 2010 incident in which Curry drove another man to first the Departure Bay ferry terminal and then the Duke Point ferry terminal, after determining that they had missed the last sailing to Departure Bay, and telling him to leave the Island.

Clint Sadlemyer, Curry’s lawyer, said two versions of the story came out at trial, but the judge found that Curry took the man against his will to both terminals, neither of which had another boat sailing to the mainland that evening.

A Nanaimo man accused of kidnapping another man and taking him to the ferry terminal was found guilty of unlawful confinement and assault last week, but avoided jail time.

William Michael Curry received a four-month conditional sentence and eight months probation, as well as a 10-year firearms prohibition, DNA order and $100 victim surcharge.

The charges stem from an Oct. 30, 2010 incident in which Curry drove another man to first the Departure Bay ferry terminal and then the Duke Point ferry terminal, after determining that they had missed the last sailing to Departure Bay, and telling him to leave the Island.

Clint Sadlemyer, Curry’s lawyer, said two versions of the story came out at trial, but the judge found that Curry took the man against his will to both terminals, neither of which had another boat sailing to the mainland that evening.