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Accused murderer out on bail faces new charges in machete attack

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm MST


CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Red Deer RCMP say a man facing murder charges, but released on bail in November, is facing new charges after a machete attack.

Early on the morning of Dec. 2, RCMP was called to a downtown apartment building in Red Deer and found a man with a head wound from an alleged attack with a machete.

Officers also located and arrested a suspect wanted on outstanding warrants for not complying with the release conditions of his bail.

Quentin Strawberry, 38, of the O’Chiese First Nation is now also charged with attempted murder in connection with the attack as well as obstructing a police officer, and six counts of breaching conditions.

RCMP say Strawberry is facing a second-degree murder charge in Mar. 29 homicide of Joseph Junior Alfred Gallant.

The Prince Edward Island man died of injuries suffered in an assault in Red Deer.

On Nov. 20, RCMP say Strawberry was granted bail on the murder charge with restrictions including a 24-hour curfew, keeping the peace, and not possessing anything intended to be used as a weapon.

Police say he breached his bail conditions on the same day he was granted bail, along with on Nov. 25 and 26.

Strawberry will remain in custody until his next court date on Dec. 11 at Red Deer Provincial Court.