Prison for man who bit Charlottetown police officers
Hartley David Coleman sentenced to two years in a federal institution
A Charlottetown man who bit two police officers after robbing a taxi driver was sentenced to two years in a federal prison Tuesday.
Hartley David Coleman, 21, pleaded guilty to threatening the cab driver last month.
Charlottetown police said it started at 6 a.m. on Jan. 12 with a complaint from a woman living on Turtle Lane who said a man threatened her with a knife and stole her Xbox.
She called police. Then just a few minutes later, a call came into police from a taxi company that a man was trying to rob a cab driver at the same address.
Police said Coleman was threatening the driver with a needle.
The court was told Coleman appeared to be impaired at the time and that he has struggled with addiction issues for years.
When police arrested him, he bit one officer’s finger and the other’s forearm.
The bites did not break the skin. Both officers were checked out at the hospital. The cab driver was not injured.
Coleman will be on probation for three years after he gets out of prison.