STREET VIOLENCE WATCH
Tuesday, May 12 2015
Suspect sought after jogger violently assaulted in Edmonton
By Claire Theobald, Edmonton Sun
First posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 07:08 PM MDT | Updated: Friday, April 24, 2015 07:18 PM MDT
Police have issued a Canada wide warrant for a man after a violent attack where 37-year-old jogger was tied up and sexually assaulted on April 11.
The woman was jogging west on 116 Avenue and 102 Street at around 6:30 p.m. when a man attacked her from behind, dragging her down a nearby alley.
Police say he then pulled out a box cutter and bound the woman with green painter’s tape. He demanded money before he assaulted her.
The woman escaped, running for help.
“This is a pretty brazen (attack) happening in daylight hours,” said Det. Brenda Dalziel, at downtown headquarters after the attack.
Ashton Dennis Natomagan, 33, is wanted on a Canada wide warrant on number of charges including robbery, assault with a weapon, kidnapping, sexual assault with threats to cause bodily harm, and possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public.