Suspect charged after attack on Red Deer cab driver

RCMP have arrested and charged a man with aggravated assault and robbery after a Red Deer cabbie was attacked and his taxi stolen early on Victoria Day.

RCMP have arrested and charged a man with aggravated assault and robbery after a Red Deer cabbie was attacked and his taxi stolen early on Victoria Day.

The Alberta Gold Taxi cab driver is in hospital in stable condition with serious injuries.

Blackfalds RCMP Cpl. Jason McFarlane confirmed the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Monday morning at about 1 a.m.

“The injuries are substantial but the severity is unknown at this time,” McFarlane said Tuesday.

Daniel Trout, 32, is in custody and also faces a mischief charge. His first appearance in Red Deer provincial court is scheduled for Wednesday.

The taxi cab has since been recovered.

Police are not releasing any further information.