By Shurtz, Delon on November 19, 2019.
A 36-year-old man charged following a knife-wielding incident on a busy street last week made his first appearance in Lethbridge provincial court Monday.
Stanley Wade Standing Alone, who appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, will remain in custody at least until his next court hearing later this week when a federal Crown prosecutor will be available. Court was told the accused faces several charges, including the federal charge of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Police reported that at about 11 a.m. Nov. 13, a 55-year-old man was stopped for a red light in the southbound lanes of Mayor Magrath Drive when a man on the west side of the road motioned for him to pull over. The driver parked near the Campbell Clinic and got out of his vehicle to speak to the man, who was standing next to a second man.
The man began yelling and produced a large knife, making numerous stabbing gestures. He then moved toward the motorist, who was able to get in his vehicle and drive away without injury. Police found a man matching the suspect’s description a short distance away and he was arrested without incident. Police also seized a large folding knife and 11 pre-packaged doses of fentanyl.
In addition to the drug offence, Standing Alone is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and breach of a weapons prohibition.
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