Alleged doctor attacker released on bail

The man accused of attacking a doctor at Penticton Regional Hospital will be released on recognizance.

Officers of the BC Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield

Officers of the BC Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield

The man accused of attacking a doctor at Penticton Regional Hospital will be released on recognizance upon the payment of a $50,000 bail.

Gregory Stanley Nield, 31, appeared at the Penticton Court House on Thursday where the judge ruled that he be released into the custody of his family upon the perfection on bail.

Nield was wearing a plaid shirt and was quiet, saying nothing other than “yes” when the judge asked if he could hear her.

Nield appeared via video at the Penticton Courthouse on Wednesday where his bail was set for $50,000 and an agreement was made for him to be transferred from the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre to the Penticton Courthouse on Thursday.

The bail was set after an agreement was made between the Crown and Nield’s defence after he was subject to a 30-day psychiatric evaluation.

The agreement pertains to 11 conditions including a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., that he not leave his residence unsupervised and that he report to a bail supervisor and, on a Rogers Order, attend medical counselling and treatment as recommended.

Nield will be released into the custody of his family and wife. He has no prior criminal record.

Nield is charged with aggravated assault allegedly attacking Dr. Rajeev Sheoran on Dec. 5 during a closed-door interview in the psychiatric ward at Penticton Regional Hospital.

Dr. Rajeev Sheoran was sent to Kelowna General Hospital and suffered a broken jaw with possible orbital fractures. Nield will appear in court March 11 for the election of mode of trial.