A man arrested under suspicion of performing indecent acts near an elementary school will make a bail application when he appears in court on Monday.
James Bryshun, 29, who has been in custody since his arrest earlier this week, was represented in court on Thursday by defence counsel Sheldon Tate.
A man was spotted Monday morning in a car with his pants down, making lewd gestures near Lloyd George elementary. He had no contact with students and soon drove away.
Police got a description of the vehicle and arrested the suspect later that afternoon.
Bryshun is charged with exposing himself and breach of recognizance.
He has a lengthy criminal record for domestic abuse. His record is so serious he was ordered by a court to disclose to authorities any time he enters into a relationship so that women can be warned of his violent background.
Two years ago, he pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court to assault, uttering threats and breaching a court order. He was charged after a woman called police to report her boyfriend had threatened to kill and bury her. Bryshun had repeatedly assaulted the woman over a period of several months.
On Sept. 11 in Fort Macleod, Alta., a man by the name of James Jonathan Bryshun, 29, of Cardston, Alta., was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent exposure to persons under the age of 16.
That incident also took place near an elementary school. Children who witnessed the act while walking home from school immediately alerted their parents, who were able to provide police with a vehicle description. After his initial appearance before a justice of the peace, the suspect was released on the condition that he have no contact with young people.
Schools throughout the community were notified about the incident and reviewed their personal safety practices with students.
After Monday’s incident, Kamloops RCMP are reviewing their procedures for alerting the public when such incidents occur. A school notice sent home to parents alerted the media to the matter. Police prefer to avoid publicity while searching for a suspect.