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Violent man back behind bars

A man with a history of violence is back in jail, charged with another assault.

Dillon John Brown was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in connection with an incident on April 22. The alleged victim is Robert Finch.

Brown, who’s about 25 years old, is in custody by consent at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Facility in Victoria. He’s due back in Campbell River provincial court, via video, on Monday for a bail hearing.

In December 2008, Brown was jailed after pleading to the aggravated assault of a 68-year-old grandfather.

Brown, along with Brandon Shusterman, were involved in a melee at the party which resulted in the grandfather being beaten with a baseball bat.

The man had been hosting a party for his granddaughter and her friends, when Shusterman was ordered to leave after he started causing trouble.

Later, Brown, Shusterman and Devan Carter returned seeking vengeance.

The grandfather suffered a fractured skull in two places as well as severely bruised ribs.

At the sentencing hearing in B.C. Supreme Court, Justice Heather Holmes called the attack a “vicious and a cowardly one.”

Brown received a three-year jail sentence, but was given credit for spending a year-and-a-half in pre-trial custody. It was his second assault conviction.

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