Appearing Sunday, April 15, 2018, via telephone in Courtroom 104 from the NISHNAWBE ASKI POLICE Station on the Fort Severn Indian Reserve #89 are 32-year-old CALVIN RUSTY MILES and 52-year-old IVAN THOMAS.
Fort Severn is the most northerly community in Ontario. For a community of 361, it has a reputation for violence.
It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. His Worship, Bernard Caron is presiding. Provincial Crown Sarah Munch is here along with Duty Counsel James Lisowski.
Court hears MILES & THOMAS had allegedly attacked and assaulted other band members on the Reserve last evening. One band member is suffering wounds by a weapon (possibly a knife) and another band member suffered bodily harm.
The Crown is opposed to the release of MILES and THOMAS and intends to show cause why they should be kept in jail.
They both face several charges related to the assault as well as uttering threats. THOMAS was already on bail and probation from previous charges of violence. He’s also allegedly breaching his conditions by consuming alcohol.
The Justice of the Peace will remand both men to Kenora Bail Court for Monday, April 16, 2018.
They will be flown down to Kenora Jail today.