Inmate sentenced to 90 days for assault, threats to officer | DrumhellerMail
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Inmate sentenced to 90 days for assault, threats to officer

    An inmate at the Drumheller Institution who is serving a life sentence for second degree murder received a 90 day global sentence for threatening and assaulting a corrections officer.     Michael Dueck appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, December 10 facing a charge of uttering threats and assaulting a peace officer, and a separate charge of uttering threats.
    On August 3 of this year, Dueck was in the segregation unit at the Drumheller Institution when he used the intercom system to threaten an officer. He said he would jam a stick in the officer’s neck and kill him.
    He was still in segregation on August 27 when he began yelling and screaming and ran toward the cell door and said to an officer, “I’ll kill you, I’ll take your head off.” He then covered the window of the cell, which prompted officers to enter the cell. Dueck then spit on the officer, constituting an assault.
    Dueck was sentenced to 60 days for the single count of uttering a threat, and 90 days for the second information of uttering threats and assaulting a peace officer. Because he is currently serving a life sentence, Judge Grieve was not able to make the sentence consecutive, however did say it could affect his release date when he comes up for parole.

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