Charges laid in connection with north side stabbing

Lethbridge Police have charged three people in connection with a stabbing that occurred during the early morning hours Saturday.

On Oct. 15 at approximately 6:15 am police attended Chinook Regional Hospital in response to a male being treated for a stab wound to his chest.  Upon speaking with the male it was learned he and his girlfriend had been involved in an argument with a group of people over property and money while visiting a north side residence. The argument turned to violence when three people wielding a bat, hatchet and knife, attacked the male and female.  The male was struck with the bat and stabbed in the chest; the female was struck with the bat.  All parties left the area and the male victim attended hospital a short time later after realizing he had been injured.

Police identified the three subjects involved and two were arrested later the same day, while a warrant has been issued for the third person.

The male victim sustained a non-life threatening puncture wound to his chest requiring surgery.  The female sustained bruising and swelling to her hand.

Police have charged the following people in relation to the attack:

Brett Alan Anderson, 20, of Lethbridge, is charged with assault with a weapon.  Anderson was released to appear in cour November 1.

Serina Justine Nooitgedagt, 22, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon. Nooitgedagt was released to appear in court November 1.

Neil Joseph Schuler, 20, of Lethbridge, was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest.