At approximately 4:30 a.m. last Thursday, members of the Taber Police Service responded to the 5000 block of 56th Avenue to complaints of a disturbance.
The callers reported multiple assailants were attacking the victim who was laying on the ground. Police arrived to find the victim suffering from injuries to his face.
The investigation revealed the victim was assaulted by a male and female who each struck him several times while he was laying on the ground. It was also determined the male suspect was in possession of a large metal flashlight that he used to assault the victim.
The victim suffered significant injuries to his face and jaw requiring hospitalization and treatment as a result of being struck by the flashlight. The suspects were known to the victim and they were identified as 37-year-old Andrew George Blasetti and 34-year-old Dallas Kimberly Blasetti, both of Taber.
Andrew Blasetti was arrested on scene without incident. Due to the extent of the injuries to the victim and the aggravated nature of the attack, Andrew Blasetti was charged with Section 268 of the Criminal Code of Canada (aggravated assault). He was also charged with two counts of Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada (failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance) as he was already facing charges that were before the court, and he was to abide by conditions of his release. A judicial interim release hearing was held and he was remanded into custody to appear in Taber Provincial Court yesterday.
Dallas Blasetti was later charged with Section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada (assault) and was served with a summons to appear in Taber provincial court on March 21.