Everitt Drive altercation leads to attempted murder charges


Attempted murder charges laid

A man has been charged with attempted murder after an incident on Everitt Drive in November.

RCMP determined that the incident involved a serious assault that has now led to multiple charges, including attempted murder, against a 28-year-old St. Albert man.

On Sunday Nov. 19 around 12:30 p.m. the RCMP were called to an altercation near Lois E. Hole Elementary School. It was reported that two men were in distress.

The RCMP found two men needing medical attention.

The two men were taken to hospital.

The investigation found the altercation may have started at a residence located on Edinburgh Court and then moved out onto Everitt Drive.

The St. Albert Fire Department responded to the scene and assisted with containment and cleanup. The area was closed to the public until 7 p.m. on Sunday night.

The accused and the victim knew each other. RCMP say that they are confident that the victim was targeted, that this was not a random act and that the public is not at risk.

Daniel Truong is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.

Truong will appear in the St. Albert Provincial Court on Dec. 11.

RCMP looking for fraud suspect

RCMP are asking the public for assistance in locating a man who allegedly committed identification fraud.

On Nov. 7 at around 1:30 p.m. a man attempted to cash a fraudulent cheque using an altered Alberta driver’s license at a Royal Bank branch located at 1055 St. Albert Trail.

The bank employees contacted the RCMP and the man fled in an early 2000s blue Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The suspect is described as an Asian man between 25 and 30 years old. He is approximately five-feet, 11 inches tall, and around 190 pounds. He had short hair and was wearing a white hat, sunglasses, a black jacket and blue jeans at the time.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.tipsubmit.com.


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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.