(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A youth appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning while in custody at the Treaty Three Police Service detachment in Kenora, Ontario. The court appearance was made via telephone call.
On November 16th, 2019, the youth was arrested by police for multiple assaults that took place. During the arrest, three separate officers were assaulted by the officer and the youth attempted to escape police custody a number of times by pulling away and attempting to run. Police managed to regain control of the youth each time.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding over court this morning along with Crown Attorney Andrea Mason and a duty counsel representative. The youths charges are:
- Assault police x3.
- Assault x2.
- Breaching probation order made on October 17th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
- Breaching probation order made on October 17th, 2018 (abide by the rules of the home).
The Crown refuses to release the youth today, even tho they are a youth. This takes quite a bit of circumstances for a Crown not to release a youth. That alone shows the severity of whats in the Crown’s brief.
The youth is ordered to remain in jail until at least tomorrow, when they are scheduled to return to court for another swing at bail.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act does not allow youth’s to be named in publications regarding their criminal charges.