October 22nd, 2020

Suspect charged in gang assault appears at case management office


By Shurtz, Delon on January 8, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

One of five people charged early last month following a stabbing on the northside isn’t scheduled to be back in court until February.

Trinity Savard of Lethbridge made a brief appearance Tuesday at the case management office in the Lethbridge Courthouse, but her matter was simply adjourned to Feb. 4, again at the case management office.

The case management office allows people facing some charges to initially adjourn their matters without having to attend a courtroom and face a judge. Trials lasting less than one day may also be scheduled through the CMO.

Savard and four others were charged following a gang-style attack Dec. 6 on a 16-year-old boy in an alley in the 200 block of Mayor Magrath Drive North.

Police reported a resident heard a commotion in the alley and saw a group of people running away. The resident heard a call for help and discovered the boy had been stabbed. The victim was transported to hospital then transferred to Calgary for treatment of serious injuries.

Police said the boy had arranged to meet an 18-year-old woman, who then arranged for a group of her friends to accompany her and confront him. The woman led the victim down the alley past her hiding friends, and they assaulted him from behind. The victim was punched, kicked and stabbed several times before his assailants fled.

The next day police searched a home and found the knife they believe was used in the attack. They also recovered a stolen vehicle.

Savard, 18, was charged with aggravated assault, then released on a recognizance by a justice of the peace to appear in court Tuesday.

Alexander Roxby Styra, 19, of Lethbridge, was charged with aggravated assault and theft of a vehicle. He was also released and is scheduled to appear in court today.

Two 16-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy, who can’t be named because of their age, are also facing charges in relation to the assault, and are scheduled to be in youth court today.

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