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Penticton man who attacked a senior pleads guilty

A Penticton man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a daytime assault near Cherry Lane Shopping Centre.

A Penticton man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a daytime assault near Cherry Lane Shopping Centre that had police bringing him down with a Taser.

Danny Douglas Ross, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of assault, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose in Penticton Provincial Court Wednesday.

Ross had previously pleaded guilty to resisting arrest in an incident where witnesses reported that Ross walked up to a 78-year-old male and punched him in the head in the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre parking lot Jan. 3, leading to a stand-off with police, according to RCMP reports. Ross was also observed in that time frame with a separated pair of scissors which police said he was brandishing like knives.

RCMP said they eventually used a Taser in bringing the standoff to a conclusion.

Ross is set to be sentenced on April 18.


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