The suspect in a weekend stabbing has been released on bail and faces a list of charges.
On Sunday at 3:20 p.m., Barrie police responded to an assault on Barrett Crescent in the city's Letitia Heights area.
Police located a male victim who had been stabbed. He was transported to local hospital suffering from a serious injury and later airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre.
Investigators also determined the male suspect had fled the scene in a motor vehicle. The man was arrested without incident a short time later, at 4:50 p.m., in a parking lot at Essa and Beacon roads in the city's south end.
Barrie police communications coordinator Peter Leon said the assault took place after “the victim intervened as the result of a noisy car horn.”
“I gather there was some unnecessary honking for an extended period of time and the victim went down to inquire about it. There was an altercation and he was stabbed,” Leon said on Tuesday.
Police say the victim was expected to be released from hospital on Monday.
Austan Sargent, a 25-year-old Barrie resident, has been charged with failure to comply with probation (three counts), possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.
Following Monday’s bail hearing, the accused was released from custody and is next scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Monday, May 2.