(THUNDER BAY, ON) –Appearing in bail court this morning via video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station is 28-year-old Shelden Lorne Jorgeson.
Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach is presiding along with Crown Attorney Mason, and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy.
Jorgenson is being charged after an October 8th, 2018 incident where it is alleged he robbed someone of a sum of money while armed with a knife.
His lone charged is:
The Crown states that although this is a Crown-onus situation, they still have concerns on the primary and secondary grounds. She further explains that Jorgenson has prior convictions for failing to appear in court.
Crown-onus means that it is on the Crown to show why the accused should be detained. Primary ground concerns tell us the Crown believes it is unlikely that the accused will show up to court. Secondary grounds indicate that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to either re-offend, become a public safety concern or interfere with the administration of justice to be substantial.
The Crown is not consenting to Jorgenson’s release at this time.
Duty counsel lawyer Golphy requests for the matter to be remanded until Monday, November 19th. Furthermore, she states that she will email Jorgenson’s lawyer of choice to inform them of his upcoming appearance.
Jorgenson is ordered by Justice of the Peace Maslach to remain in jail until at least tomorrow, where he may have another shot at getting released.
The accused is sent back to his jail cell at the police station where he will wait to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail.
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