Nanaimo man gets four-year sentence for shooting

NANAIMO - The Nanaimo man found guilty in a July 2012 shooting has been sentenced to four years in jail.

A Nanaimo man found guilty in a July 2012 shooting has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Jeffrey Ryan Oud, 38, was found guilty on of mischief to property causing actual danger to life and intentionally discharging a firearm at a downtown Nanaimo residence.

“The Crown had asked the court to impose a sentence in the range of five to seven years, so the four-year sentence was somewhat lower than what Crown was seeking in the case,” said Neil MacKenzie, Crown counsel spokesman.

Oud was set to be sentenced in June by B.C. Supreme Court Judge Robin Baird, but legal arguments related to the constitutionality of the mandatory minimum sentence delayed that to Sept. 15.

According to Baird’s ruling, Oud was looking to purchase crack cocaine and found someone who could “score for him,” but when the person didn’t return, he became agitated and fired seven shots at the house.

No one was seriously injured or killed.