Kamloops beating suspect back behind bars
A Kamloops man who was out on bail after pleading guilty to assault charges following a violent robbery in August is back behind bars after police say he was involved in another beating early this morning.
Emergency crews were called to a home in the 5000-block of Leonard Place in Barnhartvale just after midnight for a reported assault.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said investigators were told a man "began to assault another male, kneeing and punching the victim multiple times to the head for no apparent reason."
Witnesses also said the attacker struck a woman several times after she attempted to intervene.
"He [the suspect] then threatened people in the house, stating he had a gun," Aird said.
When police began to question the suspect, he gave officers a fake name.
But, Aird said, investigators were able to identify him through a scar on one of his hands.
"Officers attempted to arrest the male, which led to a foot pursuit through several yards and over fences," he said.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody.
Emmanuel Brooks, also known as Manny Brooks, will likely face new charges of assault, breach, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.
He was charged with robbery, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after an Aug. 20 drug-related robbery and beating in Aberdeen.
Brooks, 20, and prolific offender Josh Creusot, 24, are alleged to have violently robbed and beaten a drug dealer near Aberdeen Medical Centre on Harrison Way.
At the time, police said one of the attackers was armed with a baseball bat while the other brandished a knife.
Brooks pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the robbery last month, but has yet to be sentenced.
He remained bound by his bail conditions, including an alcohol prohibition and a curfew.
Creusot has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody.
Brooks is slated to be sentenced on the robbery charges in January. He'll likely appear in Kamloops provincial court on the new charges on Monday.