Ponoka RCMP lay charges following aggravated assault

Ponoka RCMP lay charges following aggravated assault

The Ponoka RCMP arrested and laid charges against one male following an aggravated assault that occurred on August 13, 2019.

At 7:47 p.m., Ponoka RCMP responded to a 911 call that an assault had just occurred downtown in Ponoka. RCMP members located the victim at a residence and launched an investigation. The victim was suffering serious, but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Witness statements were taken and a search warrant conducted at a residence revealed the suspect weapon and other evidence of the offence. 22-year-old Taylor Hart of Ponoka is charged with four criminal offences:

– Aggravated assault

– Assault with a weapon

– Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

– Fail to comply with a Recognizance

Hart was subject to a judicial interim release hearing. He was remanded for a first court appearance on August 16, and remains remanded. His next court date is August 23, 2019.

The victim was a 29-year-old male from Ponoka. The two subjects were known to each other and preliminary investigation indicates that this was not a random attack.

-Submitted by Ponoka RCMP