(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 11th, 2019 at around 1:10 am Thunder Bay Police Service got a call for service to the 200 block of Syndicate Ave North regarding a complaint regarding a woman screaming for police after a window was smashed. A neighbour said that they heard a window smash and a woman screaming for someone to call the police.
Officers responded to the home and shouting up to the second story window. After a short amount of time passed and nobody responded, officers forced entry to the home in the name of public safety. Upon officers entering the apartment, they noticed there was blood stains throughout the unit and located a male and female covered with blood laying in bed together cuddling.
Allegations are that the couple got into an argument and the altercation turned physical. At some point the woman threw a coffee cup through a window and shouted for someone to call police. The two continued to battle and ended up laying in bed together and cuddling. Some of the woman’s hair was found on the bed next to the two lovebirds. The woman had some damage to her knee while the two were tustling on the broken glass.
Officers arrested both and held them for court this morning. 27-year-old Dalton Robert Thompson and 28-year-old Jenessa Kirkham appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link from the Thunder Bay Police Service station located on Balmoral. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Andrea Mason and famed criminal defence lawyer Robert Habjan.
Kirkham is facing two charges of Assault and mischief causing damage under $5000 (window). Thompson is facing two charges as well. His charges are assault and breaching a probation order made on December 27th, 2018 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
The Crown consents to releasing the couple, provided they do not reside at the same address and have no contact with each other. Court hears that Thompson will continue to live at the home on Syndicate North while Jenessa will relocate to a family members home.
Thompson was released on the following conditions:
- Reside at the home on Syndicate avenue north.
- Do not contact Jenessa Kirkham.
- Keep 100 meters away from anywhere that Jenessa lives, works, goes to school, or otherwise frequents.
- Not to possess weapons.
Kirkham was released on the following conditions:
- Reside with her family member.
- Do not contact Dalton Thompson.
- Do not attend Thompsons residence.
- Keep 100 meters away from where Thompson lives, works, goes to school or otherwise frequents.
- Not to possess any weapons.
Thompson and Kirkham both consent to the proposed conditions through duty counsel. Thompson is scheduled to return to court on Friday December 6th, 2019 and Kirkham is set to return on November 26th, 2019 to begin answering to the charges.
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