(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A Thunder Bay woman went viral when police asked the public for help locating the woman, a 25-year-old Taylor Rowe had the whole city buzzing about her whereabouts.
Police located Rowe safely and subsequently arrested her for failing to attend an August 3rd, 2018 court date.
Rowe appeared in Thunder Bay bail court this morning, in front of Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic, Crown Attorney Trevor Jukes, and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.
She appeared by video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station and looks seriously malnourished. She was quiet, responding with short responses.
Rowe has outstanding charges stemming from June 12th, in which it is alleged she had stolen a 2018 Jeep and was in possession of a stolen Visa credit card. She was arrested and released with a court date of August 3rd but failed to attend. A warrant for her arrest was issued.
Rowe is facing the following charges:
- Failure to attend court
- Theft over $5000
- Possession of a stolen credit card
Both of her parents were in court today, to advocate for their daughter to be released and to help her begin the process of recovery.
The Crown is willing to consent to her release, on the following conditions:
- Recognizance release, with her parents as surety
- Reside with her parents
- A curfew of 9:00 pm to 6:00 am
- Abstain from alcohol and any substances banned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, unless with a medical prescription
Duty counsel discusses these terms with Rowe in private, upon duty counsel’s return to the courtroom, she indicates that Rowe has agreed to the terms.
Her parents will be examined to see if they are suitable sureties, my assumption is they are, and Rowe will go home with them later today.
Rowe seems to acknowledge that help is needed, and she will be off to get the help she needs to turn the ship around.
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