Penticton and South Okanagan
Bobbitt seen as dangerous offender
Oct 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm
Crown Counsel has decided to pursue a dangerous offender designation for the man charged with a violent assault on a young woman in 2011 in Penticton.
According to crown spokesman Neil MacKenzie, the decision was reached in the David Bobbitt case after reviewing the circumstances of the situation and other reports that were prepared after Bobbitt pled guilty.
The matter has now been put over to Nov. 12, to fix a date for a hearing.
Bobbitt pled guilty to all seven of the counts he was facing in a Penticton courtroom in April. At the time, Justice Geoff Barrow set a date to fix a date, either for a hearing for long term offender status or dangerous offender, depending on an assessment of Bobbitt.
Among the charges Bobbitt was facing were attempted murder, aggravated assault and unlawful confinement or imprisonment related to an incident that took place on July 31, 2011.
On that date, Bobbitt, the operator of Dave's Second Hand Store on Ellis Street, tied up, confined and sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman at the location. Her toddler was found unharmed nearby.
Bobbitt left the scene. After a Canada-wide warrant was issued, he was spotted by an orchardist in the Oliver area, and subsequently arrested.
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