(THUNDER BAY, ON) – 26-year-old Dalton Robert Thompson was in bail court this morning after a serious assault took place on a woman.
Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon was presiding, along with Crown Attorney Franceline Auclair and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy.
The Thunder Bay Police Service attended a domestic abuse call. A female came into the back of a cruiser and explained that she was the victim of an assault.
Thompson was drinking and got very drunk very fast, he was quite intoxicated. The victim was drinking with him and they were intoxicated together.
Their relationship is about a year old at this point and has been having some rocky times. These trying times have sparked the woman to reconsider if she wants to be with Thompson any longer.
The victim explains that she was laying in bed with Thompson and that they were discussing their relationship issues when it turned into an argument. At this point, they both started to show their anger.
The woman pitched the idea of them splitting up. Thompson started accusing her of just wanting to get back with her ex-boyfriend.
Thompson started to choke her, by putting his hands around her neck. At some point during the struggle, Thompson knee’d the woman in the face.
Thompson is facing the following charge:
The Crown indicates that this is a crown-onus situation, which means the Crown would have to show cause as to why Thompson should be detained. She tells the court that she would release Thompson if he provided a different address than the complainant.
Thompson provides his parent’s address, which is in the 100 block of Lynx Crescent. This satisfies the Crown, and she proposes the following conditions for Thompson’s release:
- Reside at his parents home in the 100 block of Lynx Crescent
- No contact with the female victim
- Do not attend within 100 meters of anywhere the female victim may be
- No alcohol
- No weapons
The Crown submits that this is a serious assault charge and that Thompson has a previous conviction on his criminal record for domestic violence.
Duty counsel states that Thompson is already going to be going to counselling surrounding his alcohol abuse, and that will be starting soon. She further recommends a return date of November 30th for Thompson’s criminal charge to be spoken to.
Justice of the Peace Gibbons accepts the release conditions and orders Thompson released. He is sent back to his cell where he will await the court clerk to complete his documents and fax them to the Thunder Bay Police Station so that he may be released.
These are allegations that have not been proven in court.