Assessment ordered in alleged run-down

Psychiatric assessment has been ordered for a Red Deer woman accused of trying to run down and kill her own mother.

Psychiatric assessment has been ordered for a Red Deer woman accused of trying to run down and kill her own mother.

Stacy Stewert, 32, was arrested on Aug. 8 by Red Deer City RCMP investigating a hit and run at the north of the city at about 8:30 p.m.

Police allege that there was a verbal and physical scrap between two women in an alley on the west side of Gaetz Avenue, north of 67th Street.

The younger woman is alleged to have got into the driver’s seat of a pickup truck, backed it into another vehicle and then driving it directly at her mother and striking her before fleeing the scene.

Diane Stewert, 60, was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with serious injuries.

Police allege that Blackfalds RCMP arrested the suspect later at the intersection of Hwys 597 and 815, about three km north of Joffre.

Stacey Stewert remains in custody, charged with attempted murder, dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an injury collision, assault and failure to comply with a court order. She also faces charges of robbery, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property stemming from an unrelated incident.

Stewert is to be transferred to Edmonton and held at either of the Alberta Hospital Edmonton or the Edmonton Remand Centre for a 30-day psychiatric assessment.

She returns to Red Deer for her next court appearance on Oct. 5.

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