Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Oliver

A prolific offender who was wanted on charges of breach of conditions relating to a violent attack on two men has been arrested.

  • Sep. 10, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Marcus Wilfred Sheena

Marcus Wilfred Sheena




A prolific offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested in Oliver Sept. 9 by members of the Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force and Oliver RCMP.

Marcus Wilfred Sheena, 30, was wanted for breaching conditions of a two-year sentence for his part in an attack on two males on Sept. 17, 2011.

According to Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP, in that incident Sheena and a female accomplice approached the victims who were sitting in a garage.

Sheena, who has a lengthy criminal history of over 25 convictions as an adult, hit the one man in the stomach with a ball peen hammer and struck the other person in the head and neck with the hammer when he tried to help the first victim.

The second man was also stabbed in the neck by Sheena who pushed the victim to the ground and out of the garage while the female choked the first man until unconscious.

The second man managed to escape and called 911.

Sheena was later arrested after his DNA was identified on a cigarette.

Both victims suffered significant physical and psychological harm and the sentencing judge noted one of the men received life-threatening injuries and was fortunate to have survived.

Sheena’s other convictions included; robbery, breach of trust, property crimes, obstruction, assault and drug offences.


It’s not known if a court date has yet been set for the breach offence.