Lindsay charged following jailhouse stabbing
The son of a former Edmonton police chief who is a possible person of interest in the murder of an Alberta woman has now been charged in relation to a jailhouse stabbing at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre yesterday.
Mark Lindsay was formally charged this afternoon (Oct. 21) with one count of aggravated assault.
Police were called to KRCC just after 2:30 p.m. yesterday for a reported stabbing inside a cell at the prison.
The victim, 22-year-old Desmond Michel Fougere, was transported to Royal Inland Hospital. He has since been moved to a Vancouver hospital to undergo brain surgery.
Fougere was in custody awaiting trial on a number of fraud charges out of Kelowna.
Investigators have determined the weapon used in the attack was a pen.
Lindsay has been in custody at KRCC since Sept. 21, when he was arrested by Kamloops RCMP in connection with the alleged stabbing of an undercover police officer in Barriere.
The 24-year-old Edmonton man had been travelling with the undercover cop in a pickup truck hauling a trailer.
In Barriere, it is alleged Lindsay stabbed the undercover officer and stole the truck and trailer.
Lindsay was driving south toward Kamloops when he was stopped by a Kamloops RCMP roadblock near McLure.
It is believed he was the target of a so-called RCMP Mr. Big operation, in which undercover officers posing as gangsters recruit a suspect into a fictitious criminal organization.
The supposed gangsters build up the suspect's trust by having him perform a number of tasks, usually involving moving packages and often including staged violence.
The operations culminate in a meeting between the suspect and the fake gang's boss, at which the target is asked to come clean about any crimes in his past.
KTW has learned Lindsay has been identified by police as a homicide suspect, but he has never been publicly named and it's not known which murder he's suspected of committing.
Lindsay served 50 days in jail this summer following an altercation with his girlfriend, Dana Turner, in June, during which he stabbed her in the head.
Originally charged with attempted murder, Lindsay pleaded guilty on Aug. 12 to a reduced charge in an Edmonton courtroom.
He was sentenced to time served and released from jail.
Turner, 31, went missing two days later, on Aug. 14. Her body was found just outside Innisfail, in central Alberta, on Oct. 9.
Lindsay has not been identified publicly as a suspect in Turner's disappearance or death.
He is facing charges of aggravated assault, robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon in relation to the stabbing in Barriere, in addition to the aggravated assault charge laid today.
RCMP in B.C. and Alberta will not discuss with the media Lindsay's charges relating to the alleged incident in Barriere, citing a publication ban on the file.
There is a publication ban on Lindsay's charges out of Barriere, but no bail hearing has been held and there is no evidence to be banned.
Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay, who is now a deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Mark Lindsay is expected to appear in Kamloops provincial court on the latest charge on Monday (Oct. 24).
He's slated to return on the other counts on Oct. 31.