Man accused in doctor beating granted bail
By Steve Arstad
Gregory Stanley Nield was released on bail after a hearing in Penticton court on Feb.20.
(STEVE ARSTAD /InfoTel Multimedia)
February 20, 2015 - 12:28 PM
PENTICTON - A Summerland man accused of the savage beating of a Penticton doctor was released, pending payment of $50,000 bail, Thursday, Feb.19.
Gregory Stanley Nield is accused in the Dec. 5, 2014 assault of a Penticton psychologist in the hospital’s psych ward.
Nield’s attack left the doctor unconscious resulting in severe facial injuries, including various fractures and a broken jaw.
Judge Meg Shaw said she was satisfied the bail conditions set by both defence and Crown counsel would be sufficient to allow Nield to be released on bail.
Nield will have to obey a list of 11 strict conditions in order to maintain his freedom.
Those conditions include a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., to his place of residence at an orchard property in Summerland. He will be allowed free movement only between two orchard acreages owned by his family. Other than that, he is not allowed to leave the property at any time except under the supervision of an adult approved by his bail officer.
Nield is also restricted from possessing weapons, and is not allowed to consume alcohol or illegal drugs.
Nield, who is 31 years old has no prior criminal record, and has been married for three years. He has joint custody of a daughter from a former relationship.
His next appearance in court is scheduled for Mar.11.
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