Edmonton

Accused in road rage crowbar attack appears in Edmonton court

The man accused in a violent road rage incident that left an Edmonton woman with two broken arms appeared in court briefly by closed circuit television Wednesday.

Jared Eliasson, 28, faces attempted murder and other charges

Jared Eliasson, accused in a vicious road rage attack on an Edmonton woman, made an appearance in court Wednesday via closed-circuit television. (Rick Bremness/CBC)

A man charged in a violent road rage attack that left an Edmonton woman with two broken arms made a brief appearance in an Edmonton courtroom Wednesday.

Jared Eliasson, 28, appeared briefly by closed-circuit television, wearing an orange prison suit, with his hands folded behind his back.

Eliasson is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public after an incident at 6:30 a.m. on March 7.

A 34-year-old woman was attacked with a crowbar and suffered two broken arms after honking her horn at a car stopped on the roadway in the King Edward Park neighbourhood, police said. 

The car followed her until she stopped and got out of her car. 

CBC news has learned that a man named Jared Eliasson was delivering newspapers for Postmedia in the neighbourhood where the attack occurred.

A Postmedia employee confirms that the carrier on the route was replaced in the last day or two.

On Wednesday, Eliasson's lawyer Zack Elias, told the judge he needed more time to speak to the assigned Crown prosecutor in the case, who was not in court.

Eliasson only spoke once, telling the judge "Thank you" at the end of the proceedings.

His next court date is March 22, when a date for a bail hearing may be set.

This dash-cam image captured the suspect's vehicle on a neighbourhood street in Edmonton before the road rage attack. (Edmonton Police Service)

Corrections

  • An earlier version of the story incorrectly stated a man named Jared Eliasson was a Postmedia employee.
    Mar 16, 2017 2:16 PM MT