October 22nd, 2020

Assault suspect to seek bail today

By Shurtz, Delon on December 19, 2019.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald


One of two men charged in connection with the assault of a 37-year-old man earlier this month may seek his release from custody when he returns to court today.

Dre Kade Sweet Grass attended a brief hearing Wednesday in provincial court, where he appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre.

Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly told court even though defence had not yet received any disclosure about the case from the Crown’s office, she anticipates someone will be available today to post surety so the accused can be released on bail.

Sweet Grass, 19, and 43-year-old Steven Gordon Quebec, are charged with aggravated assault and robbery. Quebec appeared in court Dec. 10 and then on Monday, but it was simply adjourned, as well.

On Dec. 6 police responded to a report of an assault in the 200 block of 5 Street South after a citizen noticed an injured man and called 911. EMS transported the victim to hospital where he was treated for multiple cuts and lacerations to his head and later released.

Police said the victim was in Galt Gardens when he was attacked by three men who were known to him. The assailants took a small amount of cash from the victim, shot him with bear spray and struck him in the head several times with a metal object.

Police believe the matter is drug-related.

One suspect was found and arrested without incident later in the morning while he was riding a stolen bicycle in the 1400 block of 2 Avenue North. The second suspect was found the following day and arrested by community peace officers in the downtown core. The younger man attempted to run but was apprehended by the officers, and he resisted arrest but after a short scuffle he was taken into custody.

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