SEVERAL FIREARMS CHARGES LAID
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Appearing in Courtroom 104 this morning, Thursday May 10,2018 from the TBPS station on Balmoral Street are 3 co-accused charged with a variety of charges.

Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic is presiding. Crown Attorney Franceline Auclair is present along with Duty Counsel Andrew Desmoulin.

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First up is 33 year old MARTIN NORMAN HICKS

He has a hairline that is receded to top of head and wearing light coloured sweatshirt.

HICKS was arrested yesterday by TBPS and charged with:

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  • possession of a firearm without a licence
  • unsafe storage of a firearm
  • failure to comply NO WEAPONS clause in bail conditions
  • possession of a firearm when prohibited.

The Crown is not consenting to his release on secondary & tertiary grounds because police are still investigating an alleged shooting.

It’s a reverse onus situation since he was on bail conditions already.

HICKS asks the court “Am I not getting released today?”

Duty Counsel Desmoulin replies “ You have to have a bail hearing”

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HICKS responds “I haven’t been in trouble since 2005”

Crown Attorney Auclair tells him “No, that’s not right”

Inside Edition sources indicate HICKS has a history of violence and dangerous activity.

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HICKS is being transported to the Thunder Bay Jail. He’ll make another video appearance from the jail tomorrow.

Next up is 38 year old CHRISTOPHER THOMAS WALTON. He’s yawning a lot.

WALTON was arrested yesterday by TBPS and charged with:

  • possession of a firearm without a licence
  • unsafe storage of a firearm
  • failure to comply with NO WEAPONS clause in bail conditions
  • possession of a firearm when prohibited.

He received a weapons prohibition order on April 20,2012

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The court learns that his lawyer is George Joseph. Joseph is not present in court

The Crown is not consenting to the release of WALTON on secondary & tertiary grounds because police are still investigating an alleged shooting.

It’s a reverse onus situation since he was on bail conditions already.

Last up is 21 year old ZACHARY LAPOSSIE-WOODBECK.

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WOODBECK was arrested yesterday by TBPS and charged with:

  • possession of a firearm without a licence
  • unsafe storage of a firearm
  • failure to comply with NO WEAPONS clause in bail conditions
  • breach of probation.

The court learns that his lawyer is Michael Hargadon who has sent his assistant Ms A. Gallo on his behalf. Gallo requests a Section 517 publication ban on WOODBECK and Justice of the Peace Kitchekeesic grants it.

The Crown is not consenting to the release of WOODBECK. He is remanded into custody and is being transported to the Thunder Bay Jail today. He will appear by video from the jail tomorrow.

ALL CHARGES ARE JUST ALLEGATIONS AND HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN IN COURT.

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