Police charge second male in connection with roadway assault

Lethbridge Police have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with an assault in the middle of a downtown road earlier this week.

On December 10, 2018 police responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred just after 12 p.m. in the roadway at the intersection of 3 Avenue and 12 Street South. Investigation determined a 26-year-old male and a 30-year-old male and 27-year-old female acquaintance had been involved in a physical altercation earlier in the day and had left the scene in separate vehicles. A second incident erupted when the two vehicles were stopped at a red light. The 26-year-old exited his vehicle and smashed the window of the other vehicle with a snow brush, which prompted the female and male to get out and confront him. The 26-year-old male attempted to strike the female, but the 30-year-old male intervened and was hit across the back. The 30-year-old male subsequently stabbed the 26-year-old male multiple times and left him in the road before he and the female fled in their vehicle. A passenger inside the 26-year-old’s vehicle helped him inside and drove him to Chinook Regional Hospital. Police located the 30-year-old male at a residence a short time later and he was arrested without incident. William Edward Fick, 30, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

On December 14, 2018 police arrested the 26-year-old male following his release from hospital.

Christopher Anthony Degeorgio, 26, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon. Degeorgio was released on a recognizance to appear in court Jan. 17.