(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A 43-year-old Armand Cummings was arrested for an alleged brutal assault that took place in Thunder Bay on October 5th, 2018.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron is presiding, along with Gordon Fillmore as the Crown Attorney, and Lianne Roberge & Arturo Acosta as duty counsel lawyers.
Cummings appeared by video in bail court from the Thunder Bay Police Service station. He was sporting a grey “Addidas” shirt, and was stretching and yawning for most of the proceeding.
Cummings is facing the following charge:
- Aggravated Assault
He was released on a recognizance, due to allegations of manslaughter. Justice Valente is expected to make a decision on that case this October 9th.
The Crown is opposed to his release, as this is a reverse onus situation, and intends to put Cummings to his onus.
Furthemore, the Crown requests that Cummings be ordered not to contact the complainant in the alleged aggravated assault while in custody.
Duty counsel requests the matter be remanded until his October 9th date, to be spoken to during his manslaughter decision.
Justice of the Peace Caron orders Cummings not to contact or communicate with his alleged victim while in custody, and remands him into custody until his October 9th appearance.
Cummings was sent back to his cell, where he will await prisoner transport to the Thunder Bay District Jail. He is scheduled to remain there until at least October 9th.
Police issued the following media release on Monday morning.
Patrol officers responded to an assault in progress on West Arthur Street just before 8:00 p.m. on October 5, 2018.
When officers arrived they located the 23 year old male victim and three individuals in the area. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance for medical treatment. Information obtained from witnesses resulted in a 43 year old Thunder Bay male being taken into custody.
Armand George Cummings, has been charged with Aggravated Assault. He appeared in court this weekend and was remanded into custody.