Woman Pushed, Slapped, Told to Kill Herself

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(KASABONIKA LAKE, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Kasabonika Lake detachment of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service have arrested and detained a 35-year-old Gregory Tyson Anderson following an investigation into an assault on a woman he was court-ordered not to be around.

Allegations before the court are that his alleged victim was walking down a road in Kasabonika Lake First Nation on November 8th, 2019 when Anderson drove by her. He then stopped his vehicle and got out of it only to approach her. As he approached her he was shouting. Upon getting close to her, he pushed her, slapped her and told her to kill herself. At this point he went back into his vehicle and drove away.

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The alleged victim reached out to some band members and asked them to take her to the police station where she filed a complaint about the man. Officers moved quickly and made the arrest.

Anderson is already going through court on allegations that he assaulted this same woman. Those charges say that the initial incident where he assaulted the woman was on November 3rd, 2019. 5 days after the initial incident, it is believed he assaulted the woman and breached his bail conditions not to go around around her or contact her.

Anderson appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Kasabonika NAPS detachment while in police custody. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding over court this morning along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and a duty counsel lawyer. Anderson is facing the following criminal charges:

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  • Assault (November 8th, 2019.)
  • Assault (November 3rd, 2019.)
  • Breaching bail conditions (not to contact the alleged victim.)

The Crown indicates that there are concerns regarding Anderson’s release as he was just released 5 days ago for allegedly assaulting the same victim. Even so, the Crown consents to Anderson’s release on the following conditions laid out in a non-deposit recognizance tagged at $100.

  • Notifty NAPS in Kasabonika of any change in address.
  • Do not contact the alleged victim.
  • Do not be within 25 meters of where the alleged victim lives, works, or otherwise might be.
  • Not to possess any weapons except for traditional hunting or sustenance hunting.
  • Not to be outside of his residence with alcohol in his body.

His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman grants the release based on the Crown and defence both agreeing to the release terms laid out. Anderson walks out of the police detachment and is scheduled to return to court in March of 2020.

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