(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Allegations are that on December 6th, 2019, paramedics responded to a medical call. During that medical call, hardworking officers with the Fort Frances Ontario Provincial Police were called to assist as the patient was causing concern. They picked up a 35-year-old male and were transporting him to the hospital when things are alleged to have become violent.
During transport from the ambulance into the hospital, allegations are that while being escorted into the hospital the man aggressively grabbed onto the paramedic and assaulted her. Police arrested and charged the man with Assault and possession of stolen property (medical items and keys). He was transported to the Fort Frances detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and held in police custody pending a court appearance.
The man is believed to have been having mental health issues at the time possibly related to drug use.
Daniel Kyle Morrison appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom via telephone call from the Fort Frances OPP detachment on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 in front of Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon. Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro was also working the justice system along with a duty counsel representative.
After some discussion, the suspect was granted bail on a recognizance bail plan pegged at $100 without deposit and no-surety. His release conditions are as follows:
- Report address to the Fort Frances OPP detachment within 24 hours of being released.
- Report any change in address to the Fort Frances OPP detachment within 24 hours.
- Do not contact the paramedic that is alleged to have been assaulted, but in case of inadvertent contact, keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
- Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.
Morrison has quite the criminal record and is scheduled to appear in a Fort Frances courtroom later on to begin answering to the charges laid before him.