(DEER LAKE FIRST NATION, ON) – On November 9th, 2019, officers with the Deer Lake First Nation detachment of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service have once again arrested 42-year-old Leroy Fiddler on allegations that he assaulted a woman, again. He was initially arrested sometime ago for assaulting the same woman.
Fiddler managed to obtain bail and was placed on certain conditions. Three of those conditions being:
- Do not contact his alleged victim.
- Do not go within 25 meters of his alleged victim.
- Do not be outside of his residence with alcohol in his body.
Police detained Fiddler and held him for a court appearance this morning which took place in Thunder Bay. He appeared via telephone call from the NAPS detachment in Deer Lake First Nation. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and a duty counsel lawyer. Fiddler is facing the following charges:
- Assault x2.
- Breaching bail conditions (not to contact alleged victim).
- Breaching bail conditions (not to be within 25 meters of the alleged victim).
- Breaching bail conditions (not to be outside of his home with alcohol in his body).
Because Fiddler is now alleged to have breached his bail conditions, and those charges were brought forward today, that places him in a reverse-onus situation. That means he has the burden of convincing the courts why he should be released.
He is ordered to remain in jail for the time being and has a future court date set in Kenora where he will have another swing at being released from jail. He will be transported down to the Kenora District Jail and wait there until at least his next court date.