A Three Hills man faces numerous charges after a weekend ice fishing excursion resulted in a stabbing in Sylvan Lake.
Police responded to a reported stabbing at an ice fishing hut on Sylvan Lake at 3 a.m. on Saturday, January 26. The victim, having been transported to hospital by a friend by the time police arrived, had sustained wounds consistent with being stabbed by a sharp instrument.
Upon arriving, RCMP took a man and a woman into custody in relation to the incident.
According to RCMP, the stabbing was the result of an altercation that broke out between the victim and the suspect after the two returned to the hut after a night of drinking. A weapon believed to be involved in the incident was recovered from under the ice surface.
Accused is 28 year old Casey Kristopher Staple of Three Hills. Staple faces one count of aggravated assault and three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance. The suspect was released from custody after appearing before a Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer court on February 8.
The female was released without charges. Police are not releasing details about the victim.