Man Guilty of Violent Attack on 22-Year-Old

Brad Eliason

(Global News) – A vicious beach attack that left a Penticton man with a serious brain injury has resulted in a guilty plea.

Thomas Kruger-Allen, 22, appeared in B.C. Supreme Court via video Monday morning and quietly said “guilty” to a charge of aggravated assault.

On May 3, 2019, Brad Eliason fell back and smashed his head on the concrete after after a one-punch attack at Okanagan Lake beach.

According to Eliason,’s wife, Chelsea Townend, Eliason was enjoying a bonfire with a friend when at around 11:30 p.m. two intoxicated and unknown men approached.

The young men allegedly harassed a group of nearby youth and that’s when things began to escalate, she said. CONTINUE