A woman who was attacked at the Botsford Delicatessen in Langdon last week is home and recovering.
Patrick Geddes, 38, from Langdon was arrested by Calgary Police and has been remanded into custody. Geddes has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, attempted murder and forcible confinement.
On April 16, at approximately 6:20 a.m. a call came in to the Strathmore RCMP detachment about a woman in her 50s who had been assaulted in a local business.
The woman, who was reportedly stabbed, was taken immediately to hospital by EMS. Police then asked the public to be on the look-out for a 2000 blue Chevy Tracker that had no license plate and was missing the rear bumper. Police cautioned against approaching the vehicle if it was spotted, and instead asked that 911 be called.
Tips that came in helped the investigators find the missing vehicle.
"The vehicle was found about 18 hours after the initial event, and it was found in Calgary as a result of tips from the public. We actually had several reports throughout the day of people who had seen it hours earlier, those reports at least gave us a general idea of where the vehicle was headed and what area it was in," said Sgt. Steve Vince of the Strathmore RCMP.
"Without those types of tips it would be next to impossible to find a vehicle in a city of over a million people."
Vince said the victim and the suspect did casually know each other. Geddes was scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court on April 20.