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Bobbitt facing laundry list of charges

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
August 11th, 2011

Ed Note: the following is a press release issued by the Penticton RCMP: 

Investigators with the Penticton General Investigation Section have been successful in obtaining charge approval on a total of 8 separate counts against accused David Wesley Bobbitt, the man  arrested for the July 31th\\, unlawful confinement and aggravated sexual assault on a 22- year-old Penticton woman.

Penticton GIS investigators recently forwarded their current investigational findings to Penticton Crown Counsel, and as a result on Aug. 11, the crown prosecutor approved and laid eight separate counts against David Wesley Bobbitt, the man accused of unlawfully confining a 22-year-old woman and her 22-month-old son in his Penticton second hand store on July 31.    David Wesley Bobbitt now stands charged with the following offences:   • Attempt to commit murder of the 22-year-old woman;
• unlawful confinement x2 against for confining the 22-year-old woman and her 22 month-old-son;  
• Aggravated sexual assault of the 22-year-old woman;
• Uttering a threat to the 22-year-old woman to cause death or bodily harm to her;
• Uttering a threat to the 22-year-old woman to cause death or bodily harm to the woman’s 22-month-old son;
• Robbery of the 22-year-old woman;
• Assault with a weapon, to wit a wooden stick, of the 22-year-old woman.
  “We do need to identify anyone who had contact with Bobbitt after the incident.  We are looking to speak to a woman who may have picked Bobbitt up on Hwy 97 near the Penticton airport and dropped him off at the Kaleden weigh scales on July 31 during the day.  Police need to speak to the woman who picked Bobbitt and who made the comment to him – “You look like you need a ride,” said Cpl Dan Moskaluk.   RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation, including the establishment of a detailed and accurate time line of Bobbitt’s whereabouts and contacts, from the time it is believed that he fled his store on July 31 to the day he was captured in Oliver/Osoyoos along Hwy 97 on Aug. 3.  Anyone with such information is asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.            

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