Plea reserved in kidnapping

An Innisfail man accused of kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his former spouse has reserved his plea.

An Innisfail man accused of kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his former spouse has reserved his plea.

The 55-year-old man was arrested at the Cross Iron Mills shopping centre at Balzac on March 28 after a woman passed a note to a security guard, alleging that she had been kidnapped.

RCMP called to the scene allege that they witnessed the man beating the woman at the mall and that he also attacked a police officer while resisting arrest.

The suspect is to return to Airdrie court on July 19 to enter pleas on charges of housebreaking with intent to commit a crime, sexual assault, choking with intent, assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement, kidnapping, uttering death threats, resisting a police officer, assaulting a police officer, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and breaching the conditions of a recognizance.