(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On December 5th, 2019, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to the Wequedong Lodge in Thunder Bay regarding a report from paramedics that a male had been assaulted.
Upon officers arriving they observed a male that had dried blood under his nose and on his shirt. Investigation revealed that the mans significant other had punched the man in his face. He advised police that his girlfriend of four months, Margaret Childforever had done this to him. He says the punch was unprovoked. The couple was hanging out with the woman’s ex-lover and consuming alcohol. At this time, paramedics were already on location and the woman was not present.
The assault is said to have taken place at or near the Intercity Shopping Centre. As police were speaking with the male victim, Margaret Eveningstar Childforever pulled up as a passenger in a van to the Wequedong Lodge. Officers spoke to her and she was visibly intoxicated and had dried blood on her left hand. She had no visible injuries
Police arrested and charged Childforever with the assault. She was transported to the TBPS station located at 1200 Balmoral Street, where she was held in police custody pending a court appearance.
She appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom on December 6th, 2019 via video link from the TBPS station. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon was presiding over court this morning along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and top notch duty counsel lawyer Stella Vallelungo. Childforever is facing a single charge of assault.
Court hears that Childforever does not have any prior convictions but has been charged before. Further, court hears that Childforever is employed and is scheduled to leave Thunder Bay at 3:30 pm today. The Crown states that Childforever is in a Crown-onus situation but a proposed bail plan alleviates the secondary ground concerns that have been raised.
The proposed bail plan is a recognizance of $250, non-deposit and no surety. The conditions are:
- Reside at an address in Round Lake.
- Not to contact the alleged victim.
- Stay 50 meters away from anywhere the alleged victim lives, works, goes to school or otherwise might be.
- No weapons.
The Crown wanted a “no alcohol / no intoxicating substances” but that was struck down by the Justice of the Peace. She is ordered released from jail and is scheduled to return to court on January 14th, 2019.
Domestic violence towards men happens just as often as domestic violence towards women. Speak up and out against all forms of domestic violence.