Joseph Bruce Skreptak, 45, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault in the beating of a Kelowna man in his home two years ago. He was also accused of punching the victim's son as well as breaking into the home when the beating happened in November 2010.
Those charges will be stayed. Even though he has no criminal record, the Crown will ask for jail time, said prosecutor Catherine Fedder.
Skreptak is believed to have helped set up the Hells Angels' Kelowna chapter in 2007. He was to start a two-week trial but made the plea instead. His sentence hearing is set for late February.
Skreptak is also charged in connection with a large seizure of weapons in Salmon Arm a few weeks after the Kelowna assault. Police stopped a car and found numerous firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun, a large amount of ammunition, three handguns and marijuana. All the weapons were loaded, RCMP said.
Officers arrested Skreptak and three other men, all wearing the gang's insignia. They also found a bullet-proof vest, baseball bat, ax handle, knives, bear spray and a radio-jamming device used to block outgoing transmissions, police said.
Full-patch members usually order their subordinates to carry out crimes, but this case was different. They all had balaclavas and none told officers what they were up to.
Skreptak appears in court in Salmon Arm next week. He's one of several local members of the outlaw biker gang to face a judge recently.
Full-patch members Robert Thomas and Norman Cocks are charged with beating Kelowna resident Dain Phillips to death with a baseball bat in June 2011.
The men are the first Hells Angels to be charged with murder in B.C. Both are in custody and go to trial with five other local men in Vancouver next year.
Police raided the HA's Kelowna clubhouse in August and arrested Kelowna vice-president David Giles and full-patch member Bryan Oldham. Both are charged with trafficking, conspiracy and committing crimes on behalf of a criminal organization.
The B.C. government is trying to seize the clubhouse as well as the HA's clubhouse in east Vancouver. The director of civil forfeiture claims the houses are linked to drug dealing, extortion and even murder.
Skreptak, who lives at 124 McIntosh Rd. in Kelowna, was placed under house arrest before his trial. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Geoff Barrow eased his bail conditions so he can go out during the day. He now has to obey an overnight curfew.
He must continue staying away from other gang members. The judge allowed him to have contact with HA members Hal Porteous and Damiano DiPopolo, who owned Digstown Clothing - now closed - in downtown Kelowna.
Skreptak is working with the men to sell his house on McIntosh Road and a property in Mexico.