(DRYDEN, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning of the Thunder Bay Courthouse via video from the Dryden Police Service detachment is 41-year-old Nick Thompson.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Trevor Jukes, and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.
Thompson is facing multiple charges stemming from a September 8th, 2018 incident, those charges are:
- Assault with a weapon (Machete, on a woman)
- Forcible confinement
- Assault (on a woman)
- Mischief under $5000 (TV)
- Uttering threat to cause death (on a woman)
The Crown indicates that the police have not completed their investigation as of yet, and he is not prepared to release Thompson.
The investigation is expected to be complete by the end of today the Crown indicates.
By releasing Thompson today, he may or may not advertently or inadvertently interfere with the investigation, suggests the Crown.
Concerns regarding his release are based on the secondary grounds. Secondary ground concerns indicate that the Crown believes the likelihood of Thompson to reoffend or become a public safety concern are substantial.
The Crown requests a 516(2) order, which will prevent Thompson from contacting the complainant while in custody.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Donio remands Thompson into custody for his court appearance tomorrow, and orders a 516(2) order while Thompson is in custody.
Thompson is brought back into his cell to await prisoner transport to the Kenora District Jail, where he will spend the night before appearing in court tomorrow.
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