Accused charged in violent assaults


The man accused of a violent assault in our city made a brief appearance in Medicine Hat Court. 26 year old Jacob Shevchenko has been officially charged with aggravated assault, evading police and numerous other charges following the Sunday morning incident that saw three people taken to hospital with stab wounds. All three are now reportedly in stable condition. It was Sunday morning that police responded to a 9-1-1 call on 3rd Street SE for the assaults and they would later arrest Shevchenko following a 30 minute pursuit ending in the Rossland area. At yesterdays proceedings, Shevchenko was ordered to undergo a 30 day psychiatric examination. He will appear again in court on October 29th