Police charge male with assault with a weapon

Lethbridge Police have charged a 29-year-old man with assault following an incident over the weekend where a male was stabbed.

On September 7, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a stabbing outside the Supervised Consumption Site along the 1000 block of 1 Avenue South. Upon arrival police secured the area and seized a knife that had been left in the roadway. Further investigation determined a 39-year-old man and 29-year-old man – who are  known to one another – had been involved in a physical altercation in the street. The younger man struck the older man in the head causing him to fall to the ground then produced a knife and stabbed him in the face. The victim was transported to hospital where he was treated and released.

A short time later police located the accused at a northside residence where he was arrested without incident.

Nathan Luke Brewer, 29, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon. Following a Judicial Interim Release hearing a Justice of the Peace released Brewer from custody with several conditions including no contact with the victim and a prohibition from attending within 100 metres of the Supervised Consumption Site. He is scheduled to appear in court September 18 to answer to the charges.

On Sept. 8, 2019 Brewer attended the SCS and was subsequently arrested for breach of a recognizance.

Brewer is currently in custody awaiting a second Judicial Interim Release hearing.