Merlin Randolf McInnis, 64, pleaded guilty to the mischief charge in October 2016. The matter was adjourned to April 13 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.
Judge Jean Whalen handed McInnis a conditional discharge with 12 months of probation, including restitution of $1,806.02 payable through the court to the victim. McInnis was also fined $200 in victim surcharges.
McInnis committed the offence in North Kentville on June 18, 2016. Charges of intentionally causing damage by fire to a motor vehicle and possessing an incendiary material – gasoline – for the purpose of committing the offence of arson were withdrawn.