October 19th, 2020

Stabbing suspect released on $100 bail


By Shurtz, Delon on January 8, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

A Lethbridge man accused of stabbing an individual in the face during a fight outside the Supervised Consumption Site last year has been released from custody.

Nathan Luke Brewer was released Tuesday following a brief appearance in Lethbridge provincial court, during which he agreed to post $100 bail and live with his sister.

The accused, who appeared in court by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, was also ordered to behave, avoid any contact with the victim, stay away from the consumption site, and not possess any weapons.

At about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7, police responded to a stabbing outside the SCS in the 1000 block of 1 Avenue South. Police determined two men – who know each other – had been fighting in the street, and the younger man struck his opponent in the head, knocking him to the ground, then stabbed him in the face with a knife.

The victim was transported to hospital where he was treated and released.

A man was later arrested at a northside residence.

Brewer, 29 is charged with two counts each of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Following his arrest a justice of the peace released him from custody with several conditions, including he stay away from the consumption site. A couple of days later, however, he was arrested and charged with breaching conditions of his release.

During Tuesday’s court hearing, Brewer also pleaded not guilty to the assault and possession charges and a trial was set for June 4.

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