A sentence has been handed to one of two Sudbury men charged in a highway shooting spree in the French River area last year.

After pleading guilty, 40-year-old Troy Buttineau was sentenced Friday to 12 months in jail and two years probation for break, enter and theft, as well as breach of probation and possession of stolen firearms.

Police arrested Buttineau and 23-year-old Damien Simpson in July 2012 after a ground, marine and helicopter search.

Officers said the pair broke into a series of cottages and stole firearms and then fired at vehicles along the highway.

No one was injured during the incident.

Buttineau's lawyer said his jail sentence begins immediately, but she said he was already in custody for allegedly breaking into a home in Markstay-Warren earlier this month.

Buttineau is forbidden from contacting his co-accused Simpson, who remains in custody.

Simpson is facing five charges, including attempted murder.