Friends of man ac­cused in crow­bar at­tack get re­strain­ing or­der

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

ED­MON­TON — Friends of a man ac­cused of breaking a woman’s arms with a crow­bar in an al­leged act of road rage have been granted a re­strain­ing or­der against him, say­ing they fear for their lives.

Jared Matthew Elias­son, 28, was charged in March with at­tempted mur­der, pos­ses­sion of a dan­ger­ous weapon and ag­gra­vated as­sault in what Ed­mon­ton po­lice called a road rage at­tack. Po­lice say the 34-year-old woman was driv­ing to her home and honked her horn while pass­ing a car that was stopped on a street. When she got out of her car out­side her home, a man ran up and struck her on both arms with a crow­bar.

Elias­son was him­self a vic­tim of a vi­o­lent crime in 2014 when he and a friend, Christo­pher Northam, were stabbed while walk­ing down a street.

Northam, his wife Sa­man­tha Massey and her par­ents sought a re­strain­ing or­der against Elias­son after read­ing about the March crow­bar at­tack. They were fear­ful he would get bail.

In their af­fi­davit, they said they had grow­ing con­cerns about their friend, in­clud­ing a text mes­sage to Northam that said “I am go­ing to kill you.’’

“Given his es­ca­lat­ing, ex­tremely vi­o­lent be­hav­iour, we are all afraid for our lives,’’ Sa­man­tha Massey wrote in the af­fi­davit.

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