(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On September 23rd, 2019, the Bargain Shop located in Victoriaville Mall was the victim of a theft that took place. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to the scene and conducted an investigation.
As a result of the hard work done by TBPS, a 46-year-old George Jason Seagris was arrested and then later released from police custody. During the alleged theft, Seagris was on two separate probation orders, one made on child tax day in June of 2019 (the 20th) and another probation order made in March of 2019.
A bail condition that Seagris was released on ordered him to not be outside of his home with alcohol in his body. On November 29th, 2019, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service arrested Seagris as he is believed to have breached that bail condition.
Seagris appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link from the TBPS station located on Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and two sharp duty counsel lawyers, Emily Morris and Brennan Sacevich. Seagris is facing the following charges:
- Breaching bail condition (not to be outside home with alcohol in body).
- Theft under $5000 (Bargain Shop heist).
- Breaching probation x4.
The Crown refuses to consent to the release of Seagris today as the onus is on Seagris to show the courts why he should be released. He is going to be put to that onus.
Duty counsel tells the court that they will follow up with Seagris’ lawyer, the talented Karen Scullion. Further, a referal to the John Howard bail supervision program has been made. A representative from the John Howard Society is present in court and acknowledges reciept of the referal.
Seagris is ordered to remain in jail for the time being and is scheduled to appear back in court on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 for another chance at getting released from jail. He is now headed to the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail, where he will likely remain until his inevitable release.