(DRYDEN, ON) – Roy Mitchell Fobister appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning via telephone from the Dryden Police Service station this morning.

According to a Dryden Police Service media release police responded to a call for service on October 24th shortly after 9:00 am at the Dryden High School after a student was held at knife point in a neighbouring parking lot.


During the incident, it is alleged that Fobister demanded that the youth turn over a cell phone.

Fobister then fled without obtaining any property, after observing other witnesses nearby and no injuries were sustained.

Through investigation, Dryden Police has identified the accused to be 30-year-old, Roy Mitchell Fobister.


Police announced that Fobsiter was in custody early last evening.

Fobsiter is facing charges of:

  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Fail to comply with probation

A warrant was issued for Fobisters arrest.

Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding, along with Crown Attorney Fairchild and duty counsel representatives, which included two students from the Lakehead University Law School.


Fobister has been remanded into custody, pending a Wednesday court date in Dryden.

The matter was covered with a section 517 publication ban.