Police charge male in connection with aggravated assault

Lethbridge Police have charged a 23-year-old male in connection with an incident over the weekend where a man’s finger was nearly severed during an altercation in an alley.

On September 13, 2019 at approximately 10:14 p.m. police responded to Chinook Regional Hospital to investigate a report of an assault. Investigation determined  a 25-year-old man, who is unfamiliar with the city and got lost looking for an address, was walking through the alley along the 1000 block of 2 Avenue South when he observed an unknown male strike a female. The man yelled at the male to stop and was subsequently punched in the face. The altercation continued and the male pulled a knife and cut the victim’s hand, nearly severing his finger. Paramedics were contacted and transported the victim to hospital where he was treated and later released. Due to the severity of the injury the victim will require surgery to repair the damage.

On September 17, 2019 police obtained and reviewed surveillance video in the area and the suspect was subsequently identified. At approximately 4:50 p.m. police located the suspect standing near the corner of 10 Street and 2 Avenue South and he was arrested without incident. During a search incidental to arrest, the male was found in possession of a lock picking kit, hatchet and prescription medication in someone else’s name.

Cody Levi Long Time Squirrel, 23, is charged with aggravated assault, possession of break in tools and three counts of breach of a recognizance.

Long Time Squirrel is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.