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Co-accused in kidnapping sentenced to more than three years in jail

Angel Violet Dyck will serve 3.1 years on kidnapping and being unlawfully in a dwelling house charges, a Penticton judge decreed on Friday, March 17, 2017.
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March 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - A Penticton woman involved in a kidnapping and home invasion will serve just over three years in jail for her actions.

Angel Violet Dyck entered guilty pleas to kidnapping and being unlawfully in a dwelling house in Penticton court on March 6, but her sentencing was adjourned for procedural matters to March 17.

Crown was seeking a three-year jail term for Dyck’s part in the kidnapping incident, which occurred on Oct. 27, 2015, when she drove an SUV around Penticton for nearly a half hour while acquaintance Scott Andrew McArthur held an imitation firearm to Brett Riopel and forced him to seek money from various people in order to pay for a drug debt.

Crown also sought a one-year jail term for Dyck’s involvement in an incident on Nov. 11 in which Dyck and three accomplices, two of whom were armed, forced their way into an Eckhardt Avenue residence seeking money from a resident there.

Dyck was on bail at the time of the incident.

Defence lawyer Norm Yates asked the judge to consider time served for Dyck, given the effort she had made to put her life back together while in jail.

Judge Koturbash noted Dyck’s troubled childhood, her efforts to rehabilitate herself and the family support available to her upon her release.

However, the judge also noted the serious nature of both incidents and the lasting impacts they had on the victims.

He said Dyck’s crimes resulted primarily in federal time, and a sentence for home invasion was normally given in years, not months.

Dyck was sentenced to a total of two and a half years on the kidnapping charge and eight months for being unlawfully in a dwelling house. With time served of 429 days, she has 711 more days to serve in jail.

Dyck also faces a three year probationary term upon her release.


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