RCMP file photo

RCMP file photo

Ponoka RCMP lay charges of assault with a weapon

NOTE: This story has been updated from the original to reflect corrections issued by the RCMP.

On March 12, 2022, Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of an assault that occured on March 10, on 46 St. in Ponoka. The victim advised that she was choked and threatened with a knife.

As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged Jesse James Leckner, 31, of no fixed address with assault while choking, assault with a weapon, and two counts of failing to comply with conditions of release.

Leckner has been remanded in custody. His next court date is set for March 17, 2022, at the Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.