Michael Stuart

A first court date has been announced for the Peru man accused of attacking an elderly couple that was caught on video.

Forty-three-year-old Michael Stuart of Peru will appear before Judge Cynthia Raccuglia next Friday morning in an Ottawa courtroom.  He’s charged with two counts of aggravated battery to victims over 60 year’s old and aggravated battery in a public place.

Stuart’s arrest came after a video went viral Wednesday morning on social media.  It shows a man shouting at an elderly man and eventually pushing him in the back on a Peru street.  While at times hard to see, it appears the man shoves an older woman as well.

Stuart is out of custody after posting $3,000 bond.   

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