'Beast of Rutland' facing long list of charges in wake of Kelowna murder trial - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Sunny
30.2°C

'Beast of Rutland' facing long list of charges in wake of Kelowna murder trial

FILE PHOTO
July 17, 2019 - 6:30 AM

KELOWNA - A key witness in a high profile Kelowna murder trial is now dealing with his own legal woes.

Elrich Dyck’s name was continually mentioned during the Chris Ausman murder trial because he was with convicted killer Steven Pirko on the night of the fatal fight. In fact, he was one who started the fight according to testimony from Pirko. He never faced any charges from the events of Jan. 25, 2014.

Now, however, the man who was said to have the nickname "Beast of Rutland" has a lot more to deal with.

Dyck is facing a long list of criminal charges from the years that followed the high profile murder case.

He's currently charged with a breach of a probation order for an incident on Dec. 31, 2018.

For incidents in April, he faces charges of theft under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance.

Not long after, he was charged with theft under $5,000 for a May 29 incident, and theft of $5,000 or under for a May 8 incident. 

Shortly thereafter he accrued charges of uttering threats for an issue on June 5, and assault and theft under $5,000 for something that happened June 3.

Dyck will be back in court on July 29 as these matters start to make their way through the courts.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Kathy Michaels or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2019
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Kamloops slo-pitch team refused recognition for 'offensive' team name
    KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops beer league slo-pitch team recently won in their division at a tournament held in Princeton but they never received the credit they'd expected in the local newspape
  • UPDATE: B.C. boy found after lengthy search
    MACKENZIE - A massive search for a four-year-old in Mackenzie B.C. was a success and he's been found. RCMP were notified of a missing boy named George on Aug. 17 at 1:06 p.m. in the Lion
  • West Kelowna teen, 15, drowns after early morning dive into Okanagan Lake
    WEST KELOWNA - A 15-year-old West Kelowna teen drowned in Okanagan Lake early this morning after jumping from a public dock. Police say they were called to the Ferry Wharf structure in Gella
  • Community mourns West Kelowna teen who drowned
    WEST KELOWNA - A makeshift memorial has been erected near where a West Kelowna teen drowned this weekend. Flowers, photos, candles, a skate deck and messages of love have been set up at the
  • Heavy summer snow in northern B.C.
    B.C. - It's been a long, cold night in parts of northern B.C. As Environment Canada promised, a heavy dump of snow has fallen on parts of the Alaska highway and a total accumulation of 2
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile