TRURO - A man charged with seriously assaulting a woman by striking her in the head with a gold club has been ordered to undergo an assessment for his ability to stand trial.
Charles Derrick Lombard, 30, of 48 Wood St. in Truro, was ordered remanded until a bail hearing set for July 27.
He is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and two counts of failing to comply with a court undertaking to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
The charges were laid after police were called to a Brunswick Street residence on Monday following an incident that sent 41 year-old Lisa Upham to hospital with serious head injuries.
After initially being treated at the Colchester Regional Hospital, the woman was transferred to the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax.
Lombard is also facing a number of other charges, dating to May 27, after he allegedly attempted to extort money from a loans officer at the Toronto Dominion Bank in Truro.
Court documents state that he attempted to induce the loans officer to give him $1,000 by threatening to shoot her son, a police officer, in the head if she refused. He also allegedly threatened to burn down the woman's house.
Lombard is facing charges of extortion, uttering threats, intimidation of a justice system participant and of breaching a court undertaking in that incident.