Older man attacked after telling roommate to keep the noise down

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly identified one of the two assailants as the man’s roommate. Neither assailant actually lived with the man, according to police. Both were simply visiting the home at the time.

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly identified one of the two assailants as the man’s roommate. Neither assailant actually lived with the man, according to police. Both were simply visiting the home at the time.

The 61-year-old’s actual roommate, Brodi Evans, wanted to clarify that he was not one of the attackers.

“I was not the guy who did it,” he said. “I was the guy who stopped it and got help.”

Evans said people have been mistaking him for one of the attackers as a result of the error in the original story.

The Castlegar News misunderstood the initial police report and apologizes for the error, in particular to Brodi Evans and his family, for any confusion it caused.

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A 61-year-old Castlegar man is recovering from a broken nose and a concussion as the result of an attack he suffered after asking a group of people visiting his younger roommate to tone down a noisy party, according to police.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock said the older male was attacked by a 22-year-old and another young man in the early evening of April 22 at a downtown home.

“It is alleged that the assailants attacked the victim by punching and kicking him multiple times,” Pollock said.

“The reasons for the attack are not clear,” he added, “but the victim was recently warning the assailants to keep their celebrations under control.”

Pollock also said alcohol was a contributing factor.

RCMP and the BC Ambulance Service arrived at the downtown residence at 7 p.m. to find the victim and assailants still in the home.

Adam Veld, 22, and another man were arrested and have been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Veld appeared in Nelson Provincial Court on April 28 and pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats (to one of the arresting officers) and breach of his probation order. He was sentenced to 10 months in jail and one year probation.

The other accused is scheduled to be in court on June 22 in Castlegar.

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