Man accused in attack on former Truro resident released from jail

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CANADIAN PRESS-A man charged in connection with an assault on a homeless man in Cape Breton was released from custody on Thursday.

Forty-seven-year-old Gordon William Bobbitt of North Sydney is charged with obstruction of justice in the July 14 attack on 48-year-old Shawn Kurtis Jack, formerly of Truro.

Bobbitt allegedly hid or concealed a wrench police seized at the time of his arrest in July.

He was released on a $5,000 property surety and other conditions.

Thirty-four-year-old James Darren Clarke, also charged with obstruction of justice, appeared and agreed to return to court on Aug. 12.

Twenty-five-year-old Kyle William Nichol, who is facing charges including attempted murder in the case, also was in court and was scheduled to return for a hearing on Aug. 11.

Geographic location: North Sydney

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