Home Invasion with a Screwdriver Assault Lands Two Behind Bars

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(KENORA, ON) – Officers with the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated an investigation into a home invasion that took place on January 4th, 2020 in the 100 block of Main Street South in Kenora.

Police have arrested two people in connection with the incident and as of Sunday morning, one male suspect remained at large. 40-year-old Cameron Bird and 38-year-old Evangeline Ida Marie Geyshick were both arrested and charged after police started their investigation. The third suspect, Shawn Flett, remains at-large.

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Allegations are that three people broke into a home and assaulted a male with a screwdriver.

Bird and Geyshick were detained at the Kenora OPP detachment pending a morning court appearance. On Sunday, January 5th, 2020. They both appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom on Sunday morning via a telephone call from the Kenora OPP detachment. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with hardened Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and criminal defence lawyer Aranka Golphy who was fulfilling the role of duty counsel.

Crown Attorney Pasloski tells the court that she is not consenting to the release of either of the accused and intends to show the courts why they should be held in jail pending their trial. Both accused have sparked secondary ground concerns regarding their release and Bird has caught primary ground concerns. Primary ground concerns mean that the Crown believes that the likelihood of Bird to return to court to address the matters is low. Secondary ground concerns mean that the Crown believes there is a substantial risk, should the accused be released for them to either re-offend, become a public safety concern, interfere in the administration of justice, or a combination of those.

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Since the Crown is not consenting to the release of the two accused, duty counsel Golphy made requests for both matters to return to court on Monday in Kenora for another swing at bail. Golphy tells the court that she will inform their lawyers of choice as well as make the appropriate referrals to assist in their release.

Both accused were transported to the Kenora District Jail where they are likely to remain until their inevitable release.

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