February 3, 2016 7:12 pm
Updated: February 3, 2016 7:15 pm

Trial underway for Alberta man accused of attacking woman who was lost in bush

A 34-year-old man is facing several gun-related charges after police allege he pointed a gun at another vehicle while driving a pickup truck on Feb. 4, 2016.

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WETASKIWIN, Alta. – A jury has begun hearing evidence at the trial of an Alberta man accused of attacking a woman who then ran into the bush and was lost for nearly two weeks.

Kevin Roy Gladue, who is 38, is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, and obstructing police.

On July 14, 2013, a 25-year-old woman was in a truck with four other people when it got stuck on the north end of the O’Chiese First Nation.

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It’s alleged Gladue hit the woman and tried to sexually assault her, but the woman ran into the bush. Twelve days later, an oilfield worker found the badly injured woman wandering in a remote area near Rocky Mountain House.

One of the officers investigating her disappearance testified Wednesday that the woman had an injury to her neck, her jaw was unhinged and she was extremely dirty when she was found.

With files from CHUB

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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