(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 11th, 2019, 18-year old Taegan Copenace was arrested, charged, and released from the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) station on allegations that she assaulted a man. She was put on a bail condition not to contact that man again.
On December 15th, 2019 around 1:00 am Copeance is alleged to have went and assaulted the same man yet again. Officers with the TBPS responded to a 911 call for service and put her in cuffs before transporting her to the Balmoral Street station yet again. This time, they held her for court instead of releasing her on a promise to appear.
Copenace appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning via video link from the TBPS station. Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding along with a Crown Attorney and duty counsel. Copenance is facing the following criminal charges:
- Assault x2.
- Breach of bail conditions (not to contact the alleged male victim).
This morning’s court appearance resulted in Copenace being released yet again. She was placed on a recognizance bail plan with no surety. The dollar amount is pegged at $200 but without deposit. Her release conditions are:
- Reside at her residence in the city’s east end area.
- Curfew of 11:00 pm to 6:00 am.
- Do not contact the alleged victim.
- Not to be within 100 meters of anywhere the alleged victim works, goes to school, works, or otherwise might be.
- Not to have alcohol in her body outside of the home.
- Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada
Copeance is ordered released from police custody and is scheduled to return to court on January 14th, 2020 to begin answering to the charges. None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.