News

Hells Angel pleads guilty to aggravated assault charge

 

A man believed to have been involved in bringing the Hells Angels to Kelowna has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Joseph Bruce Skreptak, 45, pleaded guilty to the offence Monday on what was to be the first day of his trial.

The charge dates back to Nov. 1, 2010, when police were summoned to a Kelowna home at 11:30 p.m. after a man had been beaten.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries and later released.

Following the guilty plea, changes were made to Skreptak's bail conditions, including taking him off of house arrest. Instead, he has an 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

A breach charge related to a Salmon Arm weapons case was also stayed Monday.

Sentencing on the aggravated assault charge will take place at a later date.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VJH Foundation commits to raise $2.5 million for equipment
 
Considerable debate as Vernon candidates meet
 
Foundation launches $3 million fundraising campaign
Trial into fatal crash unfolds
 
B.C. legislature to declare Terry Fox Day
 
Bradbury bursts onto motocross scene
De Groot family outraged: Sister of dead Slocan suspect says police overreacted
 
Penticton rolls out the red carpet for WestJet
 
SHSS students perform Les Miserables