A man accused of beating and kidnapping his neighbour will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine if he is criminally responsible.
Daniel Lecamp, 40, was arrested Oct. 1 by RCMP at his home on Shuswap Road.
The Crown alleges Lecamp knocked on his neighbour’s door and clubbed him in the head several times when he opened it. Lecamp then took him back to his own trailer by knifepoint, said Crown lawyer Will Burrows.
The bizarre incident continued while Lecamp reportedly placed a book over his neighbour’s chest, repeatedly punching it, and forced objects into his mouth, telling him he was going to overdose.
“He (neighbour) felt maybe he was accusing him of sleeping with his girlfriend,” Burrows said. “But he had to interpret it from his remarks.”
Defence lawyer Rob Bruneau said Lecamp’s family is fearful of him, saying he is recently “acting crazily.”
Provincial court Judge Stella Frame agreed to have Lecamp remanded in jail for 30 days, during which time he will undergo psychiatric testing.
Results of the report will help determine whether Lecamp is not guilty by reason of a mental disorder.