(THUNDER BAY, ON) – 33-year-old Corey Daniel Linklater has once again found himself behind bars regarding the same woman who was victimized by him at least two times in recent history and possibly more than that in the longer term.
Linklater was placed on two separate probation orders last year which both ordered him not to contact a certain woman that he keeps contacting and abusing. May 10th, 2019 and December 2nd, 2019 were the two dates where his probation orders were made.
Further, Linklater was arrested and released on January 3rd, 2020 for contacting the woman. Hours after his release, he was arrested again for contacting the woman and appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning while in police custody at the Balmoral Street Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) station.
Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel and criminal defence lawyer Robert Habjan performing the role of duty counsel.
Linklater has racked up 4 breach of probation charges and a breaching bail condition charge. The Crown tells the court that Linklater is in a reverse-onus situation and will have to show the courts why he should be released. Further, VanKessel intends to show the courts why Linklater should remain in jail and cites secondary grounds as the focus of their concern regarding his release. Secondary grounds means that the Crown believes that the accused is at high risk to either become a public safety concern, re-offend, interfere in the administration of justice, or any combination of the three.
Habjan tells the court that he will inform Linklater’s lawyer of choice regarding his current situation and requests that Linklater return to court on January 6th, 2020 for another swing at bail.
Linklater is ordered to remain in jail until at least his next court date.
HISTORY article dated September 25th, 2019:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call for service on September 24th, 2019, regarding a home invasion that had taken place in the 1100 block of Donald Street. The victim of the violent home invasion was a woman.
The investigation lead to the arrest of 33-year-old Corey Linklater. Linklater appeared in bail court this morning via video link while in police custody at the TBPS station (A.K.A. “Hotel Balmoral”). His Worship, Regional Senior Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron was presiding along with Crown Attorney Afton Brown and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.
Linklater is facing the following criminal charges stemming from an incident on September 24th, 2019:
- Assault causing bodily harm (on a woman).
- Forcible confinement.
- Break and enter and commit assault causing bodily harm.
- Breaching bail conditions (not to contact the woman who is alleged to be the victim in this case).
- Breaching probation conditions (keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
Linklater was put on probation on May 10th of this year and has already found his way back into bail court. He has outstanding charges which allege that he has previously assaulted this same woman who had her home broken into and was brutally assaulted.
The Crown tells the courts sternly that Linklater is in a “reverse-onus” situation, meaning that he will have to show the courts why he should be released. There appear to be strong secondary ground concerns also circling Linklater’s release, meaning the Crown believes that should he be released, he is likely to re-offend or become a public safety concern.
Duty counsel requests the matter return to court on October 2nd, 2019. Linklater is ordered to remain in custody. He is now going to be shipped off to the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail (A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed & Breakfast”), where he will sit in deplorable conditions while he awaits his release from jail.
If you are looking for Corey, you’ll have to link later, as the jail is overcrowded and visitation availability is likely strained.
HISTORY ON LINKLATER SEPT 1 2018 Via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition
A 32 year old COREY LINKLATER appeared by video in W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today, Saturday September 1,2018 from the TBPS Balmoral Station.
Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach is presiding. Provincial Crown Piera Pasloski is here along with Duty Counsel Aranka Golphy.
LINKLATER is grunting a lot and the court hears he has a very sore foot.
LINKLATER was arrested yesterday by Thunder Bay Police Services for allegedly breaching his bail conditions and his probation by drinking alcohol.
He was just sentenced by Justice Pelletier on multiple charges on July 19, 2018, to probation.
Since his probation in late July, he’s alleged to have committed an aggravated assault on a female for which he was released on bail. Crown Attorney Pasloski is opposed to his release.
He’s remanded to the Thunder Bay Jail and will appear by video in Bail Court on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He gets up and slowly walks away grunting very audibly.