By Shurtz, Delon on October 29, 2019.
A southern Alberta man accused of assaulting and robbing an elderly woman last December is headed for trial.
Riley Mistaken Chief, 27, of Brocket, will stand trial April 27-29, 2020 on numerous charges, including sexual assault with a weapon, choking, robbery, motor vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and break and enter.
The accused, who remains in custody, was in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench Monday where the trial dates were set, and where he elected to be tried by a judge without a jury.
Cardston RCMP reported late last year they had charged a man after an elderly woman was threatened, assaulted and robbed in her Cardston home.
Police said a man broke into the home about noon Dec. 17 where the homeowner was attacked and robbed, before the assailant fled with the victim’s wallet and vehicle. The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries, then released.
The woman’s bank cards were used multiple times and police were able to identify a suspect from surveillance video. Cardston RCMP and Blood Tribe police found the stolen vehicle in Standoff and arrested a man.
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