(KENORA, ON) – Officers with the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges after yet another investigation into an assault with a weapon. This time, the weapon was a wooden spindle (we provided an example of what a wooden spindle is lower down in this article for those that don’t know what the heck one is.). Allegations are that Mamakeesic assaulted another man, his friend, with a wooden spindle to the point his friend became scared and contacted police.
22-year-old Adam Mamakeesic was arrested, charged and held in police custody pending a court appearance. This morning, he got just that, at the Thunder Bay Courthouse via telephone call from the Kenora OPP detachment.
Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and criminal defence lawyer Emily Morris who was working the courts today as duty counsel.
Mamakeesic has a new charge today of Assault with a Weapon (wooden spindle), but this isn’t his first rodeo. He’s already working his way through court for an assault and a failure to appear. He was previously released on an undertaking bail plan, which is below a recognizance bail plan on the “ladder of release”.
Court doesn’t grant the release of Mamakeesic back into the wild today, he’s going to sit in jail for a few days at least. He’s scheduled to return to court on Monday, December 16th, 2019 in a Kenora courtroom to take another swing at getting released.
He’s going to be transported to the overcrowded and understaffed Kenora District Jail, where he will likely remain until at least his Monday appearance in court.