(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On June 24th, 2019 a 40-year-old Jonathan Moonias was placed on a probation order that had him court-ordered not to attend any LCBO’s in the beautiful city of Thunder Bay.
Allegations are that Moonias shoplifted from the Wal-Mart located at 777 Memorial Ave on December 12th, 2019. He was released on a “promise to appear” by the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) after being charged with the theft and a breach of his probation order (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
A warrant for his arrest was issued regarding a theft that took place at the LCBO located at 969 Fort William Road. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) caught up with him, arrested and charged him. He was held in police custody pending a court appearance.
This morning, in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom Moonias, appeared via video link while in police custody at the TBPS Headquarters located at 1200 Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard was presiding over court this morning along with Crown Attorney Stacy Hamilton and the brilliant mind of criminal defence lawyer Tyler Woods who Moonias appears to want to represent him.
Moonias is facing the following charges:
- Theft under $5000 x2.
- Breaching probation order made on June 24th, 2019 x2.
Crown Attorney Hamilton is not consenting to the release of Moonias today and has cited the primary and secondary grounds as reasons for keeping him locked up. Primary ground concerns mean that the Crown isn’t confident that Moonias would return for court, should he be released from jail. Secondary ground concerns mean that the Crown believes there is a substantial likelihood that Moonias would either re-offend, become a public safety concern, interfere in the administration of justice or any combination of those, should he be released.
Woods requests the matter returns to court tomorrow, Thursday, January 9th, 2020, for another swing at bail. Moonias is going to remain in jail until at least tomorrow. He is going to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail, where he is likely to remain until his inevitable release.