Accused in vicious B.C. attack to appear in court

CBC News

The man accused in a vicious beating and sexual assault in Penticton, B.C., last weekend is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday.

David Wesley Bobbitt, 35, was taken into police custody late Wednesday. He had been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for attempted murder.

A farmer spotted the second-hand store operator setting up camp in an orchard near Oliver, about 50 kilometres south of Penticton, and called police.

"The [farmer] had a close friend who was an RCMP officer who happened to be off duty that day," said RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. "The man contacted the police officer, followed Bobbitt down the highway and kept an eye on him until police arrived."

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