Lethbridge Male charged with assault, mischief over $5,000

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged a 36-year-old male with assault and mischief after a west side liquor store was damaged and a customer assaulted.

On March 20, 2020 police responded to Liquor Depot along the 500 block of University Drive West. Investigation determined a male had entered the store and asked to use the phone. During the conversation he became upset, threw the phone, pushed over the store computer and proceeded to knock over displays of alcohol. A customer who heard the commotion and approached the subject was shoved backwards multiple times. Upon police arrival the subject was belligerent with the officers and threatened them during his arrest.

Lethbridge Assault
Lethbridge Assault

Damage to the store is estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000.

Wesley Brian Phillips, 36, of Lethbridge, is charged with mischief over $5,000, assault, failing to comply with release order conditions, failing to comply with a probation order and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

Following a Judicial Interim Release hearing Phillips was released on a recognizance, but as he could not produce the required cash deposit he was subsequently remanded. He is scheduled to appear in court May 29.

Lethbridge Police Service

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