(BIG TROUT LAKE, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Big Trout Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted an investigation into an incident that happened on November 3rd, 2019.
Allegations are that a woman was seriously injured during an assault. Threats were also made to cause death/bodily harm during the course of the incident. As a result of that investigation, officers have arrested and detained Russell Scott Beardy.
A warrant was issued on November 3rd for his arrest and was executed before court this morning.
He appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Big Trout Lake OPP detachment. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbons was presiding along with Crown Attorney Tamara Fairchild and duty counsel lawyer Robert Atatise. Beardy is facing the following charges:
- Assault causing bodily harm.
- Uttering threats to cause death/bodily harm.
Beardy has a significant and related criminal record. He is being denied bail today and will remain in jail until at least his scheduled court appearance on Monday in a Sioux Lookout courtroom.