Suspected Killer Out on Bail, Back Behind Bars For Serious Assault

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Allegations are that suspected killer, 23-year-old Jonathan Yellowhead, while out on bail, has seriously injured another human being.

On Monday, February 10th, 2020, it is alleged that while out on bail for the killing of then 17-year-old Braiden Jacob, who was found deceased and badly beaten in Chapples Park, Yellowhead injured another person to the extent of causing serious injuries.

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Officers managed to arrest Yellowhead earlier this week. He appeared in court after his arrest and was not released. He appeared in court again this morning via video link while in jail at the Thunder Bay District Jail. Justice of the Peace, Her Worship Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Afton Brown and Yellowheads expert legal counsel, criminal defence lawyer McCartney.

Yellowhead is facing three new charges, two that reflect breaching bail conditions and an assault causing bodily harm. Yellowhead had a preliminary hearing regarding the slaying of then 17-year-old Braiden Jacob and as a result, he is scheduled for trial.

Court does not grant his release from jail today, he is going to remain at the Thunder Bay District Jail for the time being. He is going to return to court on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020.

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Sources indicate that the publicity that Yellowhead has gotten from our news reports makes him upset. The share button is located at the top and bottom of every article. Our Facebook page is available at this link https://www.facebook.com/trcctb, you know what to do.

History, article dated January 28th, 2020 via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition:

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – FORT HOPE MAN ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER IN DEATH OF 17-YEAR-OLD BRAIDEN JACOB IN THUNDER BAY

A 23-year-old JONATHAN JOSEPH YELLOWHEAD appeared in courtroom 303 today, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 to hear the judgement on his preliminary hearing YELLOWHEAD is from Fort Hope Indian Reserve #64

On Saturday, December 15th, 22-year-old Jonathan Yellowhead of Fort Hope, Ontario, appeared in court in Thunder Bay and was formally charged with second-degree murder and breach of probation in connection with the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob.

On Sunday, December 9th shortly after 11:30 am. officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park after a man walking his dog saw what they believe to be a dead body.

A 17-year-old Braiden Jacob was first reported missing on December 6th, 2018 and the last place he was reported as being seen was in the Limbrick area around midnight on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. Areas of interest included Chapples Park among other areas of town, but he was ultimately found at 11:30 am on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 deceased in Chapples Park.

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Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers investigated and that resulted in an arrest warrant for YELLOWHEAD.

Hardworking Nishnawbe Aski Police officers in Fort Hope arrested JONATHAN JOSEPH YELLOWHEAD and sent him back to Thunder Bay where he was charged with 2nd-degree murder and breach of probation.

A preliminary hearing was held earlier this month before Ontario Justice Peter Bishop.

His Honour concluded that there is enough evidence to support a charge of manslaughter, not second-degree murder. The charge of breach of probation also follows along.

There is a publication ban on the evidence presented.

YELLOWHEAD is wearing a blue zip-up hoodie and has messy hair. He’s mumbling a lot. He’s of average height and has a stocky build.

Nishnawbe -Aski Police Service arrested YELLOWHEAD yesterday and transferred to the Thunder Bay Police Service.

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YELOWHEAD was on probation since May 22, 2018 from previous criminal convictions. He’s also charged with Breach of Probation.

YELLOWHEAD has lawyer Neil McCartney representing him.

Inside Edition sources confirm that JONATHAN JOSEPH YELLOWHEAD has a criminal record of violence and gang associations. He’s known to have a hot temper when drinking alcohol.

YELLOWHEAD REMAINS FREE ON BAIL.

History, article date Novemeber 29th, 2019:

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On Saturday, December 15th, 22-year-old Jonathan Yellowhead of Fort Hope, Ontario, appeared in court in Thunder Bay and was formally charged with second-degree murder and breach of probation in connection with the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob.

On Sunday, December 9th shortly after 11:30 am. officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park after a passerby saw what they believed to be a body.

A post-mortem examination took place in Toronto on Thursday, December 13th. The results of the examination confirmed the body discovered was that of Braiden, who had been reported missing earlier.

17-year-old Braiden Jacob was first reported missing on December 6th, 2018 and the last place he was reported as being seen was in the Limbrick area around midnight on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. Areas of interest included Chapples Park among other areas of town, but he was ultimately found at 11:30 am on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 deceased in Chapples Park.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were holding the scene which included a large taped off area on the west side of the park, near a river. Police said in a media release that the investigation was in the very early stages and that they could not confirm any other details at that point.

Officers and a group of volunteers coordinated their efforts in an attempt to search for the Indigenous teenager in the days leading up to the discovery at Chapples Park but were fruitless until a passerby stumbled upon the body. Police also closed off Chapples Park to vehicular traffic on Sunday and Monday. A REAL Concerned Citizen has informed us that the police are still holding Chapples Park closed to vehicular traffic.

The Thunder Bay Police Service’s forensic identification unit was on location multiple times at the Chapples Park crime scene, and since then the body of Jacob had been sent to Toronto for a post-mortem examination. Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition, Family and friends of Braiden Jacob along with First Nations leaders informed the public that the body found was indeed Braiden Jacob.

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Reliable sources have informed TRCCTB.COM that the body of Braiden Jacob was found so badly beaten, that he was barely recognizable.

Today, in Superior Court, a bail hearing was held for Jonathan Yellowhead in which a publication ban was placed on. Details of what unfolded in the bail hearing cannot be printed, but what we can tell you is that he was granted release from jail. He is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm. Three serious charges.

 

Yellowhead was released on a recognizance bail plan with a surety. His release conditions are:

  • Reside with his surety in Fort Hope First Nation.
  • Remain in your residence between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am except while with his surety.
  • Remain in the district of Thunder Bay and/or the district of Kenora.
  • Not to contact anyone his mother deems inappropriate.
  • Not to possess any weapons.
  • Not to possess or consume alcohol or drugs, unless medically prescribed.
  • Not to attend anywhere where the principle purpose of which is the dispensing of alcoholic beverages.
  • Attend court as required.
  • Be amendable to the rules of the residence he is living in.

Yellowhead is scheduled to return to court on January 10th, 2020 and January 13th, 2020. He is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm.

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14 Replies to “Suspected Killer Out on Bail, Back Behind Bars For Serious Assault”

  1. 10-90-100.

    This lowlife scum bag should be strung up. He’s nothing but a violent, likely FAS mentally impaired, welfare scamming nuisance to society.
    If we can’t eliminate the prick outright, lock him up for life. Hopefully someone on the inside will take care of this bastard.

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  2. Pino: I am curious to know what happens to these people that agree to be someone’s surety. In Thunder Bay, is it standard for the surety to agree to pay a sum if the person accused commits another crime? Any information Pino??

    1. Pino:

      Don’t judges usually include “of good behaviour and keeping the peace” in bail conditions? If so, it would appear that he may have failed his bail conditions.

      Accordingly bail deposit should be forfeited to the crown. I suspect the likelihood of payment and collection are remote if it was the usual no deposit or I.O.U..

    2. It would be great if a surety had to actual promise something other than hot air.
      Maybe a lien on a house or some other proper debt.. maybe community service even ?

  3. A failure all the way around.
    Of no use to anyone and no ise to society.
    But the revolving door of “justice” is a big contributor to this filth that remain among is

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    1. The family of the person that this lowlife criminal injured should have the right to sue the judge or JP that released him. The same rule should apply to all inept/lazy/stupid judges and JPs who release known violent criminals.

      There’s got to be a way to hold these judicial officials responsible for their actions.

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  4. There should be a division within law enforcement that permits them to take losers like this goof on a long drive out to the country, put a bullet in the back of their head, and bury them six feet under. No one will miss them, and no one will care. Fucking scumbag.

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  5. If this goof troop gets out on bail after this incident then something’s really fucked up, and I mean more fucked up then the punishments these murderers receive, pathetic. Whoever let this guy out on bail should be locked in the same cell as Mr. Welfare Scamming Scum Bag Yellowhead here… Worthless sack of shit I hope he gets beaten into a pulp down at the DJ

  6. Bail is a farce. Not to many criminals follow the rules of bail. None of their families can keep them under control either. When a very serious crime happens there should be no bail.

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  7. “Sources indicate that the publicity that Yellowhead has gotten from our news reports makes him upset. ”
    What does that make us concerned citizens? Feel sorry for him? I think not.

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  8. There’s something very wrong about the law system when it’s been made clear that this person who’s accused to the beating of a young teenager can get out of jail to possibly commit another crime, perhaps even more vicious than the last!! Also knowing that he becomes violent when drunk!!
    Who do you know can just quit drinking cause he/she has been told!!! This person who has a history of crime makes it even a worse case scenario.
    I feel so bad for the parents/family of Jacob. You certainly would never want to be in there shoes!!!!

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