Attempted robbery charge now attempted murder

KAMLOOPS -  A man charged with attempted murder following an attempted robbery at a Kamloops hotel in November will face a preliminary inquiry to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to go to trial.

John Dawson Scott Attrell faces seven charges including attempted murder, pointing a firearm, unauthorized posession of a firearm, and careless use/storage of a firearm.

The charges came after an altercation around lunchtime on the 500 bock of Columbia Street, Nov. 15, 2013. Kamloops RCMP said at the time that two females alleged he robbed them before producing a handgun. He was arrested soon after on Ord Road in the Tournament Capital, however police released little details as to what led to the attempted murder charge.

Attrell is expected to appear next in Kamloops provincial court on Feb. 13 to fix a date.

- An earlier version of this story inaccurately stated Attrell is going to trial. In fact, he will face a preliminary inquiry to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to go to trial. We corrected this story at 4:35 p.m. January 17, 2014 and apologize for the inconvenience.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.


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