Four arrested in robbery and beating of two Penticton homeless men - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
24.8°C

Four arrested in robbery and beating of two Penticton homeless men

FILE PHOTO
March 20, 2019 - 3:43 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP have made four arrests following the robbery and beating of two homeless men in the city.

The two men suffered severe injuries in the robbery as well as losing several valuables, according to an RCMP media release. 

Police began an investigation into the robbery and assaults on March 14. RCMP say the four suspects were arrested between March 18 and 19.

“Police are confident this was a targeted incident. This is a very cowardly attack on two vulnerable and defenceless individuals,” Targeted Enforcement Unit member Const. Ryan Shedden said in the release.

Kevin Walter-Hughes, 50, faces charges including assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and two counts of robbery. Walter-Hughes is known to police.

Kaleb Royer, 41, Christina Chappell and Samantha Chappell, 20, face two counts of robbery.

Walter-Hughes remains in jail while the three co-accused have been released on conditions.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 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 kamloops News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile