Wainwright, Alberta – On March 10, 2020 at approximately 7:15 a.m., Wainwright RCMP responded to a report of injured male at a convenience store in Wainwright on 10 Street.
Police arrived and located an adult male victim with serious non-life threatening injuries. The victim was transported by EMS to an Edmonton hospital.
It is alleged that the victim was hit with a hatchet by another patron while in the store after verbal exchange had taken place. Police located the suspect male in the area and arrested him without incident. A hatchet was also seized. No one else was injured.
Nick Pollard (26) of Cadogan, Alta., was charged with five Criminal Code offences which include:
• Attempted murder
• Aggravated assault
• Assault with a weapon
• Assault causing bodily harm
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Wainwright Provincial Court on March 19, 2020.
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