Brief fling with freedom didn’t work for Kelowna man

A Kelowna man who went to prison after a 2010 shooting at a notorious June Springs Road home is back behind bars.

A Kelowna man who went to prison after a 2010 shooting at a notorious June Springs Road home is back behind bars after an unsuccessful run at freedom.

Daniel Bellemarre, 51, had been released from prison Jan. 14, after serving a two year sentence for aggravated assault and use of a firearm, relating to an incident that left one man with a gunshot wound in his foot.

Bellemarre was still under probation, and subject to conditions ranging from not consuming drugs or alcohol to bans from telecommunications devices.

Just two weeks later, however, he was in contravention of those terms.

The Parole Board of Canada was alerted to errant behaviour after a call from Bellemarre’s girlfriend.

Apparently he’d stopped taking medication, was experiencing anxiety and stress and sleeping in his truck.

At a subsequent meeting with his supervisor, Bellemarre expressed fears that he’d been poisoned from the contents of a salt shaker within which, he said, there may have been PCP.

A urinalysis test was given, and Feb. 8, it came back positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine and cocaine metabolite.

Suspension warrants were issued and Bellemarre was taken into custody. An interview within correctional facilities prompted the board to decide that Bellemarre demonstrated unwillingness to be honest, continued to minimize the risk he poses to the community when using drugs, associated with criminally minded peers and failed to follow through with release plans.

Bellemarre will stay in prison until July 1, which is his next statutory release date.

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