(GULL BAY, ON) – On November 23rd, 2019, Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call regarding a break and enter that involved a knife, a man being assaulted and a TV being destroyed.
Allegations are that a woman broke into a home of someone she was court-ordered not to be around. Once in the home, assaulted the male resident with a knife, smashed a tv and was ultimately arrested. It is believed that a child may have been present during this incident. Officers have charged 28-year-old Flora Shonias. Shonias was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre after the incident as it was also alleged she was hit in the head with a bat.
She appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link from the Thunder Bay OPP detachment. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbons was presiding along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and duty counsel representative Joy Wakefield. Shonias is facing the following charges:
- Breaching bail condition not to attend a residence in Gull Bay First Nation.
- Break and enter to commit the indictable offence of assault.
- Breaching bail condition not to contact her previous alleged victim.
- Assault with a weapon (knife).
- Mischief causing damage under $5000 (TV).
- Breaching bail conditions not to possess any weapons.
- Carrying a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence (knife).
- Breaching bail condition not to contact a certain person.
Shonias also has previous charges working their way through court with the same alleged victim as she is now alleged to have home-invaded.
She is denied bail today and will be shipped off to the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre until at least her next scheduled court appearance set for Monday.