Man with violent past arrested by Okanagan RCMP

Cody Pelletier had previously been behind bars for manslaughter of a teen in Surrey

Cody Allen Pelletier, was wanted by Penticton RCMP, and appeared on court on March 6. (Submitted photo)

A man with a violent background that was wanted by Penticton RCMP for numerous property related offences was arrested.

Cody Allen Pelletier appeared in Penticton provincial court on Wednesday and consented to remand. He is expected to appear in court again on March 20 to deal with the offences.

Related: Penticton RCMP searching for man wanted on multiple crimes

Penticton RCMP sent out a news release on Feb. 25 that Pelletier was wanted on charges of break and enter, arson and three counts of failing to comply with his probation order. According to Penticton Const. James Grandy, Pelletier was arrested by the Targeted Enforcement Unit at a residence on Eckhardt Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

Pelletier’s criminal history includes a guilty to plea to manslaughter in the death of a teenager. It was in February of 2008, Pelletier, then 20, along with three others, were drinking when they attacked 14-year-old Justin Vasey at an abandoned house in Surrey. Pelletier had passed out when the other three escalated the violence.

Related: Vasey ‘a lamb among wolves’

Vasey was stabbed eight times, four of which were life-threatening and once with enough force to break a rib. All four were sentenced as adults after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Related: The boy they never met

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Truck rollover west of Sicamous disrupts traffic for hours

The evening rollover on May 25 temporarily halted highway traffic near the Bernie Road intersection.

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Thunderstorm possible for South Okanagan

The rest of the region will enjoy a sunny day.

Photos: Over 80 competitors took part in 3D Archery Shoot

The event is hosted by the Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club

Girl, 9, out of ICU after carbon monoxide poisoning in Shuswap tent

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada forecasts thunder, cloud and rain for one more day

REPLAY: The best videos from across B.C. this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week in the province

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Okanagan group offers suggestions on overdose prevention site

Downtown Vernon Association agrees proposed facility should be near Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Brothers acquired land at entrance to Garnet Valley

Name of Summerland valley and lake does not match spelling of family name.

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen found in torched SUV

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Most Read