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Arrest made in Regina beating and robbery of former CFLer Al Ford

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REGINA - Police in Regina have made an arrest in the beating and robbery of former Saskatchewan Roughrider Al Ford.

The 70-year-old was attacked outside a liquor store on May 12.

Police have now charged 22-year-old Jarrel Ashton Desjarlais with robbery.

Ford had just left the liquor store when he was accosted and told to hand over what he bought.

When he refused he was punched in the face.

His injuries included a fractured jaw and fracture to the bone around his eye.

Ford's wife, Sally, said recently that she found the daytime attack frightening.

“It was such a random thing and it makes me sick to think our society has come to that," she said. “But we can’t stop because some crazy did that to him.”

A 29-year-old man had been charged earlier but those charges were eventually stayed. Police have not said why.

(CJME)

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