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Nine days jail time for knock-knock assault

Ken Paton, pictured here, was assaulted in early December after opening his door to a stranger.
January 09, 2015 - 4:28 PM

PENTICTON - A Penticton man who knocked on a stranger's door then beat the man who answered was sentenced this week to nine days in jail.

Michael Cravens was sentenced Jan. 5. He was also given 15 months probation, with conditions. He got a further 21 days for breaching release conditions just two days after the assault.

Westminister Avenue resident Ken Paton answered his door in the early morning hours of Dec. 1, 2014, to find Cravens standing in the doorway, demanding rolling papers. When Paton said he didn’t have any, Cravens began beating him.

The incident put Paton in the hospital for several hours with multiple bruises and a possible concussion. He said it also left him wary of answering the door to unexpected callers.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

Ken Paton reveals a bite injury suffered during an attack at his residence early Monday.
Ken Paton reveals a bite injury suffered during an attack at his residence early Monday.

 

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