Charges laid in Maskwacis assault

Two counts of aggravated assault and one of possession of a dangerous weapon filed against one man in incident

A Maskwacis man is facing three serious charges following an incident on March 31.

Justin Simon, 28, appeared in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on April 4 to answer to two counts of aggravated assault and one charge of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

The charges stem from an altercation that took place at a home on the Samson town site. Maskwacis RCMP were called to the home to find two adults suffering from stab wounds. Both were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers initially identified two suspects – a man and a woman. However, the female suspect was later released without charges.

Due to the ongoing and court process, the RCMP will not be providing any further comment on the case.