Sydney man ordered to trial on assault charges
SYDNEY — After hearing evidence in a preliminary hearing, a provincial court judge ordered a Sydney man to trial in Supreme Court on two charges.
Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi, 25, of Towerview Place, is now to appear in Supreme Court on Sept. 5 to receive a trial date on charges of assault with a weapon (a vehicle) and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
The charges stem from an incident in Sydney in December 2016 in which a man suffered a broken leg and wrist.
Evidence presented at the preliminary hearing is banned from publication until the end of the trial.
Alzoabi has elected to be tried by a judge and jury.
He is also to return to provincial court Jan. 24 for another preliminary hearing on charges of sexual assault, unlawful confinement, assault, uttering a threat and criminal harassment. Should he be ordered to trial, Alzoabi has elected Supreme Court trial with a judge and jury. He continues is release on conditions.