Arrest in nightclub attack

A man has been arrested in connection to a brutal assault last December at the Mule nightclub in Penticton.

The male was arrested and released on Jan. 20 on a promise to appear at a later date. Charges have not been approved yet, so he cannot be named.

The victim, Cody Mackay, was beaten unconscious on the dancefloor of the nightclub in what was reportedly an unprovoked attack around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 10.

“His jaw is broken in three different places and he has had 26 stitches,” said Valerie Fehling, MacKay’s godmother after the attack. “Two of his back teeth were completely knocked out and he has severe concussions — he was unconscious for over five hours.”

MacKay’s unconscious body was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital, then eventually Kelowna General, where he underwent several hours of surgery.

He was at the nightclub with coworkers following a Christmas party and may have been targeted due to his formal outfit, sources tell Castanet.

The incident was caught on video surveillance and shared with the RCMP immediately. It is also believed there were multiple witnesses.

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