(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yesterday, there was a gruesome incident that unfolded in the city’s south side downtown core.
A stabbing took place at a May Street residence in which the victim fled to the entrance off Victoriaville Mall at Brodie and Victoria. They then bled out a significant amount of blood. Allegations are that the victim was forcibly confined.
24-year-old Nicholas Richard Couture and Levi Lawson (pictured) have both been charged after the incident. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to the incident, arrested, charged, and held both of the suspects in custody pending a court appearance.
This morning, in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom, both suspects appeared by video from the TBPS Balmoral Street station. Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding along with a Crown Attorney that I’m not aware of her name and a duty counsel representative.
Couture is facing a charge of assault and forcible confinement. Lawson was charged with aggravated assault and forcible confinement. These charges indicate that Lawson is the one who dealt the serious injury.
Couture was not granted bail today but has been scheduled to appear back in court on Monday for a bail hearing. Lawson too, was held in jail and will appear back in court on Monday.