Police charge male in connection with kidnapping and assault

Lethbridge Police have charged a 54-year-old man in connection with an incident where he kidnapped, assaulted and unlawfully confined his girlfriend.

On April 28, 2019 police responded to a home to check the welfare of a female and found that she had been badly beaten. Investigation determined the woman’s boyfriend attended her home on April 26 – contrary to previous conditions of a recognizance to have no contact with her stemming from a domestic assault charge – forced her into his vehicle, threatened her and drove her to an RV. Once inside the RV, the male proceeded to assault her. The woman was confined to the RV for two days and was not provided with food or water. On April 28 the male drove her back to her home and threatened to kill her if she reported what happened. The victim sustained cracked ribs, extensive bruising to her arm and torso and internal kidney damage.

The male was located and arrested late Sunday night.

The male, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim, is charged with kidnapping/unlawful confinement, intimidation, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats to cause bodily harm and breach of recognizance. He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court May 7.