(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 16th, 2019, hardworking officers were dispatched to an address on in Oliver-Paipoonge regarding a woman who was assaulted with a hammer.
Allegations are that upon police arrival and an investigation, it was determined that the suspect was working on some renovations in a home while a woman was watching two young children. The male is alleged to have asked the woman to remove the kids from the home over safety concerns regarding the renovations. It appears that the woman did not comply fast enough for the suspect and he became violent. An argument ensued which resulted in the suspect pushing the woman onto a bed, climbed on top of her, raised a hammer above her head, then held the hammer to her head and advised her that he was going to hit her.
Police also determined that Paul and his alleged victim have had 15 previous police interactions which did not end up with anyone charged.
Officers also located a crossbow in the residence and seized it as the suspect is under a court-ordered weapons ban.
Police arrested 38-year-old Danny Paul and held him in custody for his court appearance this morning. He appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom via video link from the Thunder Bay Police Service station while in police custody. He is facing the following charges:
- Assault with a weapon (hammer).
- Possess crossbow.
- Possess crossbow while prohibited.
Paul is granted his release from police custody today on a $500 non-deposit, no-surety recognizance bail plan under the following conditions:
- Reside in the 200 block of Algoma Street South.
- Not to contact the alleged victim.
- Stay 50 meters away from anywhere the victim lives, works, goes to school or otherwise frequents.
- Not to possess any weapons.
- Live in a weapons-free home.
Paul had someone in the body of the court today who was available to be his surety. He was released without the need for one. His next scheduled court date is December 13th, 2019 where he will begin answering to the charges.
Anyone with a photo of Danny Paul, please text it to 807-355-8917 or email email@example.com.