Former Edmonton Oilers Captain Jason Smith Charged with Assault

September 9th, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
Jason Smith, former captain of the Edmonton Oilers, has been charged with assaulting his wife and daughter. Smith also faces charges with confining his wife during the same incident.

The alleged assault took place on August 10 in Calgary.

Smith was released by Calgary police with the stipulation that he not have contact with the alleged victims, his other daughter, or his in-laws.

Smith, currently living in Calgary, cannot be within five blocks of the family's homes. The Smith family has a residence in Greely, Ontario as well as a home east of Calgary.

According to his lawyer, “He is abiding by a court order and right now can’t live with his family.”

Smith’s bail conditions state that he is prohibited from consuming alcohol and non-prescribed drugs; he is also not permitted to have weapons in his possession.

His lawyer had the no-contact condition relaxed so Smith could send a birthday card to his daughter.

No details of the incident were released but Smith’s lawyer, Alain Hepner, described the charges against the former NHL defenseman as “devastating” to Sm ...

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