(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – On November 10th, 2019, hardworking officers with the Sioux Lookout detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call regarding a man getting robbed of his cell phone and debit cards.
Allegations are that 26-year-old Curtis Geffrey John Angees robbed a male that was unknown to him. He approached the man on the street and told him that he was going to kill him if he didn’t give him his phone and bank card. Then he is alleged to have walked the victim to the bank to get money but the victim managed to flee the scene.
Police began their investigation and upon reviewing surveillance footage from an area business, they were able to identify Angees as the suspect. An arrest was made and Angees was detained at the Sioux Lookout detachment until he could make a court appearance.
Angees appeared in a Thunder Bay court room on November 10th, 2019 via telephone call from the Sioux Lookout detachment Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Andrea Mason and two duty counsel lawyers, Emily Morris and Justin Mcconnell. Angees is facing a single charge of Robbery.
The Crown tells the courts that Angees is in a Crown-onus situation, meaning she would have to show the courts why Angees should be detained. She tells the court that they intend to show them just that. Secondary ground concerns are stated as a reason for his detention. Secondary grounds means that the Crown believes there is a substantial risk for the accused to either re-offend, become a public safety concern, or both, should they be released.
Duty counsel tells the courts that Angees needs time to come up with a suitable bail plan and will need to seek out counsel. A request is put forward to remand his matter to Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 in Sioux Lookout. Angees is denied bail and will remain in jail until at least Tuesday (today). We have not been able to find out if he was released today.