Pitt gang associate gets weekends in jail

Aaron Michael Kydd was convicted in April of aggravated assault.

A man who bit another man during a bar brawl in Pitt Meadows was sentenced last week to 90 days in prison.

Aaron Michael Kydd will serve the sentence intermittently on weekends.

Kydd, 31, was convicted in April of aggravated assault.

During a trial earlier this year, B.C. Supreme Court Justice James Williams rejected Kydd’s claim of self-defence, finding him guilty of starting a fight that got him thrown out of Rooster’s Country Cabaret in December 2011.

The court heard that the fight was sparked after Kydd took a beer from a table where Daniel Goodman-Bell and three of his friends were sitting. Kydd, a former gang associate, believed the beer belonged to him and was surprised when a Goodman-Bell walked up to him and snatched the beer out of his hand.

The pair eventually began to fight. Goodman-Bell told the court Kydd hit him several times, delivering blows to the back of his head and his face. He was also bitten on his ear and neck.

Bouncers eventually broke up the fight and called police.

Kydd was on parole at the time of the assault.

He was among five members of the Independent Soldiers, who were arrested for drug trafficking in Kamloops in 2009.

Kydd pleaded guilty to the charge and received a 30 month prison sentence.

He also has previous convictions for possessing a firearm and driving while impaired.

Crown counsel said they had asked for a prison sentence of six to 12 months followed by two years of parole.

Kydd will have to abide by a probation order for two years after he completes his sentence.

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