(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 10th, 2019 in the early morning hours, allegations are that a man returned to his home, possibly after a night of partying, and became violent when he was refused access to his child.
The 15-month old child was in the care of his neighbour who also lives in the same building. His neighbour felt that the accused was too intoxicated to be around his child and denied access. This allegedly agitated the suspect which resulted in him pushing his neighbour while saying “If you don’t give me the baby I’m going to punch you in the fucking face” and “I’m going to fucking beat the shit out of you” and “I’m going to fuck you up’ and “This is my fucking house”.
Both the suspects domestic partner and the neighbour take the child and leave the residence. a 911 call was made and hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service arrived shortly after. His domestic partner supplied the police with a parcel which contained suspected cocaine and said that the suspect had that.
29-year-old Jacob Russell Vaillant was arrested and detained for bail court the following morning. He appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom on November 11th, 2019 via video link from the Thunder Bay Police Service station while in police custody. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Federal Crown Attorney Misbah Haque, Provincial Crown Attorney Andrea Mason and a duty counsel duo of Emily Morris and Justin Mcconnell.
Vaillant is facing the following charges:
- Possession of cocaine.
- Uttering threats to cause bodily harm.
The Crown states that Vaillant is in a Crown-onus situation, meaning the Crown would have to show the courts why he should be detained. Further, the Crown informs the court that Vaillant doesn’t have a criminal record and that they will consent to his release from police custody on the following conditions:
- Reside at his relatives residence in the 200 block of Egan Street.
- Not to attend the home where this incident is alleged to have happened.
- Stay 50 meters away from the home where this incident is alleged to have happened.
- Do not contact 3 people.
- Do not possess or consume any drugs without a medical prescription.
Duty counsel states that they have spoken with Vaillant before court started and canvassed the proposed conditions with him. He is agreeable to the terms and is ordered released from custody.
Vaillant is scheduled to return to court to begin answering to the charges laid against him.