Within months of being released from prison for the 2014 fatal and unprovoked stabbing of a Kelowna man, Tyler Jack Newton has again been charged with breaking the law.
According to details available in court documents, on July 21, Newton was allegedly driving dangerously in West Kelowna and attempting to evade the RCMP when he was being pursued.
He is scheduled to stand trial on two charges related to that incident on March 10, 2022.
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Newton had served four years and six months in prison for the manslaughter death of César Rosales six months earlier, although parole documents indicate that he had been far from an ideal prisoner since June 2016, when his sentence began.
In a parole document dated October 19, 2020, Newton is described as having “anti-authority and pro-criminal attitudes and values” and a risk of recidivism.
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Newton’s criminal record is described in the file as “appalling,” the parole board wrote, adding that it was “a reflection of someone with serious drug convictions.”
His criminal history includes dangerous vehicle operation, rape and drug convictions before he killed Rosales, and the Kelowna Mounted Police already considered him a “prolific criminal.”
Since then, the parole board said Newton had been paroled and was under community supervision.
The man accused of fatally shooting four Penticton seniors in April 2019 is expected to plead guilty to the charges against him.
He “violated the conditions of probation and bail, was absent without permission and reoffend” when he met the conditions, the board said.
“Continue to engage in high-risk and risk-relevant behaviors while supervised. He has a strong judicial record and has shown constant disregard for the law. Because of this, you have proven to be unreliable and unpredictable when in the community, ”the parole board told Newton at the time.
“In addition, the Board determines that, given the nature and severity of his index crime, he has also demonstrated his willingness to use weapons. He is considered a high risk and high need offender and has not mitigated that risk despite having had the benefit of scheduling. “
Rosales was riding the # 8 bus home from Kelowna on October 30, 2014, after finishing his shift at KF Aerospace. Newton, also on the bus, was in a drug-fueled psychosis, according to parole documents, when he stabbed Rosales in the neck and ran away.
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