(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) made a timely arrest after allegations arose that a person was assaulted with a knife and a life was threatened.
Police conducted an investigation and as a result, have arrested, charged, and detained Jason Stevens at the Balmoral Street police headquarters pending a court appearance. During the arrest, police say that Stevens attempted to flee and was refusing to put his hands behind his back in order to be detained.
Stevens appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom on February 1st, 2020 via a video link from the TBPS headquarters. Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and the sharp-minded criminal defence lawyer Robert Habjan who was working the duty counsel table.
Stevens is facing the following charges:
- Breaching bail condition (no weapons).
- Assault threatening a knife.
- Assault with a weapon (a knife).
- Resisting arrest.
- Uttering threats to cause death.
- Carrying a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence.
Stevens has two other legal matters, involving an assault causing bodily harm and theft under $5000. There is also an active bench warrant in the Yukon Territory for the arrest of Stevens, should he ever return to that province. He is not granted release from police custody today and is going to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail for the time being.
The court has scheduled the 51-year-old Jason Stevens to return to court on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 to have another swing at being released from jail.