Stabbing accused wants to stay in jail

A Red Deer man charged with stabbing another man during a fight in Red Deer early Tuesday morning asked the judge on Wednesday to lock him up and leave him in jail.

A Red Deer man charged with stabbing another man during a fight in Red Deer early Tuesday morning asked the judge on Wednesday to lock him up and leave him in jail.

Ronald J. Alexander, 36, made his first appearance before Judge Jim Mitchell in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday morning via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre.

Alexander was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after a fight in Rotary Park between midnight and 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

RCMP were sent to the scene after being notified by Emergency Services that a man had been stabbed. The 36-year-old victim had already been taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with life-threatening injuries when police arrived at the scene.

He was still in treatment on Wednesday, said Cpl. Kathe DeHeer, media liaison officer for Red Deer City RCMP.

Alexander appeared nervous and disoriented during his court appearance on Wednesday morning, shuffling back and forth as he addressed the judge.

“I don’t need no lawyer. Just lock me up. Just lock me up, sir. Don’t worry about me,” he said.

Mitchell denied the request, advising Alexander to seek legal assistance and then wait until his next court appearance to enter a plea.

He returns to court on July 25 to apply for bail and enter a plea.