A Katanning man who allegedly stabbed an earthworker several times in an unprovoked attack along a rail line declined to speak to a lawyer at his second court appearance. Geoffery Douglas Shepherd, 38, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court via video-link from Albany Regional Prison where he his being held in custody after he was charged with attempted murder. Police allege a 52-year-old man was stabbed several times before his workmate saved his life by driving into alleged attacker Mr Shepherd. Sen. Sgt Carlos Correia said two men were carrying out earthworks along the rail line near Henry Street in Katanning about 12.50pm on Thursday when one of them was approached by Mr Shepherd. It will be alleged Mr Shepherd produced a large knife which he then used to stab the victim several times in an attack which was witnessed by his workmate. At his second court appearance last Thursday, Mr Shepherd was given the opportunity to speak to a Legal Aid duty lawyer but he declined. Magistrate Dianne Scaddan recommended Mr Shepherd to seek legal advice given the serious nature of the charge. Ms Scaddan adjourned the matter to the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court in Perth. Mr Shepherd is next due to appear in court on November 24.