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Man charged with stabbing caught with knife in downtown Kelowna 'red zone'

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February 28, 2017 - 11:45 AM

KELOWNA – A Kelowna man charged with attempted murder had his bail revoked after he was caught with a knife, in the 'red zone' downtown, after his curfew.

Police say Ken Maurice Butler, 31, allegedly stabbed Nevada Vance, 45, “repeatedly” in retaliation for the assault of a woman in West Kelowna the evening of Dec. 4. He was arrested that night but released on bail.

Court documents show Butler, who has no criminal record in B.C., breached four conditions of his release when he was caught in downtown Kelowna on Dec. 20.

Butler was on a condition to remain outside the downtown 'red zone', to be in his home between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., not to possess knives except for cooking and to carry a copy of his recognizance at all times.

On Dec. 20 Butler violated all four conditions at the same time. He was taken into custody where he will remain until his next court date in March.

The 'red zone', as it is informally known, covers most of downtown Kelowna. Crown prosectors will ask for a red zone exclusion during the sentencing phase of a criminal trial, focusing on repeat offenders who live in the area.


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