Assault With A Weapon, Obstruct Police, Utter Threats


Appearing by video this morning from the Thunder Bay Police Service station is 20-year-old Riley Freeman. Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesik presiding, Crown Attorney is Andrew Sadler, and Lianne Roberge is Duty Counsel.

The video stream is malfunctioning this morning, and Freeman is not visible on the big screen.

Freeman was arrested and charged with the following, after an incident dated March 30th:

  • Assault with a weapon (Metal Picture Frame)
  • Assault
  • Willfully Obstruct Police (False Information)
  • Utter Threat to Damage Personal Property
  • Failure to Comply (No Contact/Communication with Victim)

Outstanding charges stemming from a January 20th, 2018 incident that was still going through court before this incident are:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Theft

The crown stresses his concerns of releasing Freeman on the secondary grounds, which indicates a substantial likelihood of the public safety being at risk if he was released. The crown states that he is not prepared to release Freeman today.

Duty Counsel notes that Freeman’s mother is present in court as a potential surety and recommends remanding until April 3rd for a Tuesday bail court appearance.

The crown wants a no-contact/communication order placed on Freeman while in custody, to not contact 2 victims.

Justice of the Peace Kitchkeesik remands Freeman into custody for an April 3rd bail court appearance and orders him not to contact/communicate with either of the two victims.