Accused in bus driver attack has bail hearing adjourned
Ryan Jason Hickey, 27, is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault
The bail hearing of a man accused of stabbing a Maritime Bus driver in Perth-Andover has been adjourned until April 29.
Ryan Jason Hickey, 27, of Moncton, is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with the incident on April 10.
He appeared in Grand Falls provincial court on Monday afternoon, but duty counsel Maryse Allard requested the matter be delayed. She also requested a publication ban.
Hickey will remain in custody until his next court appearance when the Crown prosecutor is expected to request a psychiatric assessment.
The bus was pulling into the Maritime Bus station at the village's Shell gas bar and convenience store around 10 p.m. when the driver was attacked.
Donald Jaillet was rushed to the Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph hospital in critical condition with numerous wounds, including a deep gash in his right arm, which cut the artery, resulting in a large loss of blood.
He also suffered lacerations to his abdomen, head and face.
Jaillet underwent emergency surgery and by Friday told Radio-Canada he was "healing pretty good," crediting the people who helped immediately after the stabbing with saving his life.
He was released from hospital and back home in Bouctouche by Sunday night, according to Mike Cassidy, the owner of Maritime Bus.
Jaillet had a big seafood chowder, a good night's sleep and is feeling positive, said Cassidy. He is able to raise his arm over his head and is scheduled to see a doctor in Moncton on Tuesday, Cassidy said.
The suspect was arrested at the scene, was taken to the hospital in Grand Falls for treatment and later transferred to Restigouche Hospital Centre, RCMP had said.