By Mabell, Dave on January 2, 2020.
Arrested after a Monday incident outside city hall, a Lethbridge man is also facing charges relating to a liquor store robbery a day earlier.
City police were called to respond to a confrontation which saw one man chase another to the lawn in front of city hall, where the victim was punched and then stabbed in the leg. They located a suspect in the 400 block of Stafford Drive S.
Police say the suspect resisted arrest and assaulted the officers. They seized a 12-inch knife from his waistband.
An arresting officer also recognized the man as a suspect in the robbery of a liquor store on Dec. 29. Police say a group of people entered the store in the 2000 block of 2 Avenue N., where an employee was assaulted and restrained while liquor was being stolen.
Victims in both incidents suffered injuries that were not life threatening, police add.
Garrett Shane Williams, 38, of Lethbridge is now charged with assaulting a peace officer, assault with a weapon, concealing a weapon, unlawful confinement and theft under $5,000, as well as three changes of common assault and three of breaching probation.
He was being held in police custody while awaiting a bail hearing.