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

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