(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On January 4th, 2019, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) claim they witnessed 22-year-old Darcy Rhoda Muckuck whip out his penis and blast off a piss in public. He was arrested and charged regarding the incident.
Officers transported him down to the TBPS station located at 1200 Balmoral Street where he was held in police custody pending a morning court appearance.
On January 5th, 2020 Muckuck appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom via video link from the TBPS station. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with hardened Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and criminal defence lawyer Robert Habjan who was working the duty counsel table this morning.
Muckuck is facing the following charges following the January 4th incident.
- Indecent act exposing self while urinating in the presence of police.
- Breaching a probation order made on December 16th, 2019 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
Crown Attorney P. Pasloski tells the court that she intends to show the courts why Muckuck should remain behind bars, she’s not consenting to his release from police custody. She cites primary and secondary grounds as reasons for not letting him walk free today. His criminal record has many breaches and failures to appear in court.
Secondary ground concerns mean that the Crown believes there is a substantial likelihood that Muckuck would either re-offend, become a public safety concern, interfere with the administration of justice or any combination of those should he be released from jail. Primary ground concerns mean that the Crown believes it is substantially unlikely that Muckuck would return for court, should he be released.
Duty counsel tells the court that he will inform Muckuck’s lawyer of choice, the talent Richard Curtis, of Muckuck’s current situation. A request is put forth for Muckuck to appear back in court on Monday for his lawyer to possibly have a bail plan put together.
Muckuck is ordered to remain in jail until at least his Monday, January 6th, 2020 court appearance. He will have another swing at being released at that point but not before heading off to the overcrowded Thunder Bay District Jail.
History, article dated November 10th, 2019:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service have made a breakthrough in a violent incident that unfolded yesterday in the city. Reports came in that a man had assaulted another person with a snowball.
Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning was 22-year-old Darcy Rhoda Muckuck. He appeared before His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman, Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and talented duty counsel lawyer Robert Habjan.
Muckuck is facing a single charge of assault with a weapon (snowball).
The Crown states that although Muckuck is in a Crown-onus situation, they are still concerned on the secondary grounds regarding releasing him. They are intending to show cause as to why he should remain in jail. A Crown-onus situation means that the burden is on the Crown to show the courts why he should be detained. Secondary ground concerns mean the Crown believes there is a substantial likelihood that the accused may either become a risk to the public safety, re-offend or both.
Duty counsel tells the court that he has already spoken with Muckuck and that his lawyer of choice is Richard Curtis and that he will inform him about Muckuck’s situation. A request is put forward by Habjan to have the matter remanded to Wednesday for another swing at being released.
Muckuck will be transported and housed at the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail where he will likely serve time until he is released.