Alcohol Fueled Assault on a Woman

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(PIKANGIKUM, ON) – On November 22nd, 2019, hardworking officers with the Pikangikum detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for service after a woman was alleged to have been assaulted. Investigation determined that alcohol was a factor.

As a result of police investigation, 29-year-old Jonathan Andrew King was arrested and held in police custody pending a court appearance. This morning, King appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom via telephone call from the Pikangikum OPP detachment. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbons was presiding along with Crown Attorney Tamara Fairchild and duty counsel lawyer Robert Atatise.

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King is facing the following charges that stem from November 21st and 22nd of 2019:

  • Assault.
  • Breaching probation order (no alcohol).

Despite efforts made, King is denied bail today and will remain in jail for the time being. He is scheduled to return to court on Monday in Kenora for another swing at getting released. King has recent convictions which are related. He has a 2019 assault conviction with the same victim.

King will be flown out to the Kenora District Jail where he will likely remain until his inevitable release.

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