(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning via video from the Greenstone OPP detachment is a 35-year-old Adam Byron Patabon.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding along with Crown Attorney Gordon Fillmore and defence lawyer Ron Poirier.
Allegations are that Patabon assaulted a woman with a weapon, which was a knife.
His new charge is:
- Assault with a weapon
He has a charge that is already moving through the courts, which is:
- Unlawfully in a dwelling
The Crown is opposed to Patabons release, and cites the secondary grounds as a concern.
He further states that this is a reverse onus situation, and the Crown intends to put him to that onus.
Secondary ground concerns means that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to either become a public safety concern, re-offend or interfere with the administration of justice to be substantial.
Defence lawyer Poirier asks for the matter to be remanded tomorrow to begin working on a bail plan.
The Crown requests that while Patabon is in custody, that he does not contact 3 people, some of which are complainants.
The Justice of the Peace orders Patabon to remain in custody and to appear in court tomorrow by video from the Thunder Bay District Jail.
Patabon is escorted back to his cell, where he will await prisoner transport to the Thunder Bay District Jail.