Owner said pub not linked to violent box cutter attack

The owner of downtown pub is upset that it was presented in court that his establishment was in anyway linked to a recent violent crime.

The owner of downtown pub is upset that it was presented in court that his establishment was in anyway linked to a recent violent crime.

Bryan Gipson, owner of Clancy’s Pub, said he decided to come forward to set the record straight that what was presented in court last week differs from what he saw the evening that an alleged incident took place where a man was injured with a box cutter.

“We have had a few people coming in and asking what happened and have the assumption that something that happened inside of here provoked (the alleged attacker), but that wasn’t the case,” said Gipson. “It is upsetting to hear it was said there was an altercation at Clancy’s Pub. Outside maybe something happened I don’t know, but definitely nothing happened inside that night. I don’t want people thinking this is the place where fights break out.”

Dayne Douglas Jones, 27, is facing charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and one count of willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer relating to events that occurred on Dec. 14. It is alleged Jones attacked a delivery person, Brian Booth, from Canadian 2 For 1 Pizza with a box cutter causing substantial injuries to the man’s face and hands.

A search warrant obtained by the Penticton Western News notes that police attended apartment 205 at 786 West Westminster Ave. on Dec. 15 and “observed blood on the ground and on the door of the apartment.”

“Jones answered the door and was arrested inside. Blood could be seen throughout the apartment as well as on Jones,” the warrant states.

A box cutter, a black winter jacket with blood on it were seized along with bloody towels, a canvas painting with blood on it and a bar of soap with blood drops according to the document. The document states that the jacket was in plain view on the floor upon entry to the apartment when Jones was arrested, as well as the box cutter which was found in plain view “observed in the washroom with blood on it.”

The information to obtain document filed by Cst. Liam McCready of the RCMP says that McCready attended the hospital on Dec. 14 after a man had come in who had been attacked with a box cutter. Multiple DNA swabs were taken from the area surround the door to Jones’ apartment.

During the bail hearing last week, Crown counsel said Jones alleged he had been in an altercation earlier in the evening and may have lost his wallet at that time and that was why he didn’t have money the first time the delivery driver came to his apartment door. It was on the second request to Canadian 2 For 1 Pizza when Jones allegedly stabbed Booth with a box cutter.

Defence counsel for Jones, James Pennington said at the bail hearing “all the evidence” points to an altercation inside of Jones’ apartment, contrary to what Booth told RCMP. And he added it could be an issue of self-defence and trespass to property.

 

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