(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Appearing in courtroom 104 today by video for bail from the Thunder Bay Police Service station is 39-year-old Bradley Russell McLaughlin. His Worship Bruce Leaman presiding, along with the Crown Attorney and duty counsel.
McLaughlin is quiet as he speaks softly. He seems tired and sluggish in his responses.
McLaughlin is facing the following criminal charge:
- Assault with a weapon (2×4 lumber)
The Crown is consenting to his release on his own recognizance with a $200 no deposit. Recommended conditions are as follows:
- Reside at his residence
- No contact with the complainant and witness
- Not attend anywhere they work or may be
- No weapons
The Crown reads out the alleged facts, which is that McLaughlin was in a screaming match with a man and a pregnant woman. There was a scuffle and police responded to the area.
Police determined it was a consentual fight, and couldn’t make heads or tails about it, so they left them on their own and asked the complainant and witness to leave the situation.
About an hour later, the witness and complainant returned to McLaughlins home to retrieve their belongings from his backyard, as they are assumed transient and were tenting there.
The complaiant and witness were in the tent gathering their belongings when McLaughlin came out of his residence, and swung a 2×4 piece of lumber at the tent, striking the pregnant woman.
Police were called, McLaughlin was arrested, and the complainant went to the hospital with minor injuries, but wanted to make sure her baby was ok.
His Worship discusses what date for McLaughlins return to court would be suitable, and Friday the 13th of July is decided upon.
McLaughlin will be released once the paperwork is sent to the Thunder Bay Police Station.
The information in this article are allegations, and have not been proven in a court of law.