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Attack on taxi driver brings two-year jail term

The man who stabbed a Penticton taxi driver has been given a 24-month jail sentence.

Jared Heath Agar, 29, pled guilty to robbery and assault with a weapon Thursday in Penticton court.

On Feb. 4 Agar and a female asked the driver to drop them off at the south gate of the parking lot near the Okanagan River Channel. As they pulled up, Agar advised the taxi driver he was being robbed and pulled out a knife. He then sliced the microphone cord when the driver tried to contact his dispatch for help. The driver got out of the cab and began running, but was caught by Agar who stabbed him in the shoulder. The driver suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Agar, who was also given three years probation, also entered a guilty plea to a mischief and assault charge not related to the taxi cab robbery. The female passenger is scheduled to appear in Penticton court on March 2.

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