Two men charged in connection with stabbing

Lethbridge Police have  charged a 36-year-old man and a 35-year-old man in connection with a weekend assault where a woman was stabbed.

On April 17, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. police responded to a report of an altercation at a condo complex along the 800 block of 20 Street North. Investigation determined a disturbance had occurred between a male and female which resulted in the female being cut on the hand and stabbed in the back. The situation further escalated when two men, who were acquaintances of the female, arrived and attacked the first male in the parking lot. During the physical confrontation a BB handgun was produced by one of the attending males. The male with the knife fled on foot and the other subjects fled in vehicles, which were located a short distance away. With the exception of the male with the knife, the other subjects were taken into custody. The 41-year-old woman was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital by EMS where she was treated for non-life threating injuries and released.

All of the parties involved are known to each other and the weapons used in this incident have been recovered by police.


On April 18, 2016 police subsequently located and arrested the outstanding male who had previoulsy fled the scene.


Jason David Styra, 36, of Lethbridge is charged with possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public (imitation firearm). He was released from custody with conditions and is scheduled to appear in court May 2. 

Daniel Jere Magnus, 35, of Lethbridge, is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public (knife), three counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, uttering threats to cause damage to property and failing to comply with a probation order. He is currently awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.