No bail for Christopher Belyea after alleged attack behind Rothesay business

Christopher Albert Belyea, arrested after three men interrupted an apparent beating in Rothesay, will not be granted bail on an assault charge, a judge decided Monday.

Belyea was in court for a bail hearing on charges laid this month following the daylight attack on a woman near KV Rental. 

On March 1, three employees of the store were heralded as heroes after coming to the aid of the woman, who was pinned against a tree.

Brandon Childs, 18, Keith Bishop, 19, and Erik Pitre, 21, were pushing equipment back inside for the day around 5 p.m. when Childs noticed a commotion nearby.

When the men realized a woman was being attacked, they surrounded her to protect her and called 911.

The attacker ran way when police sirens could be heard.

Kennebecasis Regional police said a man was apprehended in a vehicle in Rothesay a short time later.

On Monday, a charge of possession of marijuana was dropped, but a charge of breaking and entering was added.

The publication of evidence presented during the bail hearing was banned.

Belyea will appear in court April 3 at 9:30 a.m. to enter a plea and choose a mode of trial.