(FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, ONT) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning is 23-year-old Brittany Mary Charlie. His Worship Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Derrick Silvestro as the Provincial Crown Attorney, and Andrew Desmoulin as duty counsel.
Charlie seems fidgety and an odd mix of energetic and tired. She has long hair and sharp in her responses but confused at the same time.
Charlie was arrested by Anishnabek Police Service after allegedly assaulting a male with a broom. Once police arrived, it is further alleged that she resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer. She is facing the following criminal charges:
- Assault police
- Assault with a weapon (broom)
- Resisting arrest
The Crown acknowledges that this situation is a Crown onus situation and he has concerns on the secondary grounds. Silvestro intends to show cause as to why Charlie should be kept in custody. He would consider her release, but only on a strong release plan.
Secondary grounds means that the Crown believes there is a substantial likelihood for Charlie to either reoffend or become a public safety concern.
Charlie accepts an offer to discuss privately with duty counsel to discuss her options. After a brief private discussion, duty counsel returns and declares there is no plan for her release at this time. He requests that Charlie be remanded into custody until Monday June 11th, 2018, as she will require a lawyer for her plan.
Crown Attorney Derrick Silvestro requests a 516.2 order which will prevent Charlie from contacting or communicating with the alleged victim until her bail status is determined.
His Worship Leaman orders Charlie to be remanded into custody on consent until a Monday June 11th, 2018 court date.