Wanted parolee accused of beating woman in front of toddler
A 39-year-old Kamloops man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for parole violation is back behind bars after allegedly beating a woman while her three-year-old son watched.
Kamloops RCMP say the man is facing charges of assault, mischief under $5,000, theft under $5,000 and unlawful confinement. He was to appear in Kamloops court on Monday, Feb. 4.
The charges stem from a violent domestic assault that took place at a home in the 1700-block of Brunner Avenue in Brocklehurst just after 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Police say the man had been visiting a former female acquaintance when an argument turned violent.
The man is alleged to have assaulted the woman after kicking in the door to the bathroom where she had sought refuge. The man is also accused of stopping the woman from getting away from the apartment, where she lives with her three-year-old son, who was home at the time of incident.
Police say the toddler came out of his bedroom to see the man assaulting his mother.
During the confrontation, the woman said she was choked and had her head smashed into a wall.
She said she bit into the suspect’s hand and he ran from the building, leaving a blood trail after stealing the woman’s cellphone. Police were called to the by neighbours who heard the scuffle and the woman’s screams for help.
A police tracking dog was brought in and the suspect was found and arrested in the 800-block of Newman Avenue after trying to run from Mounties. After slipping and falling on ice, the man surrendered as the police dog and handler caught up to him.
During the assault in the apartment, the man sustained a serious bite injury to his hand and the victim received head and neck injuries.