Merritt arsonist arrested twice in one week for breaching conditional sentence | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy
11.3°C

Kamloops News

Merritt arsonist arrested twice in one week for breaching conditional sentence

August 30, 2021 - 2:49 PM

A Merritt man who previously pleaded guilty in connection a series of church arsons in 2019 was arrested for breaching conditional sentencing conditions twice in a week.

August Caprian appeared in court on Aug. 27 for breaching his conditional sentencing orders and was again released has court proceedings continue.

Caprian plead guilty to three counts of arson and one count of break and enter on July 23, which stemmed arson incidents in the Nicola Valley in January 2019, according to a Merritt RCMP press release.

RCMP said two officers were patrolling a fire evacuation zone in Lower Nicola, where they found Caprian intoxicated, riding a bicycle without a helmet on Aug. 20. He was arrested for breaching his conditions but later released from custody.

A warrant was later issued for his arrest and on Aug. 26 when a Merritt officer attempted to arrest Caprian on the warrant at his home, they found he was not there, RCMP said. He was found at another home, again, breaching his conditions.

A court date is to be fixed today for a hearing regarding the allegations that Caprian had breached his conditional sentencing.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Levi Landry or call 250-819-3723 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 © iNFOnews, 2021
iNFOnews

  • Popular kelowna News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile