(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A man who is a suspect in a violent Trillium Way beating appeared in court this morning for allegedly violating his bail conditions.
29-year-old Stewart Suganaqueb (pictured left) was arrested by the Thunder Bay Police Service yesterday on allegations of consuming alcohol or other intoxicating substances while being on bail conditions not to.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Emily Delaney and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.
Suganaqueb is facing this new charge:
- Breaching bail conditions
His existing charges that stem from an incident earlier this year on Trillium Way are:
- Assault police
- Resist police
- Assault causing bodily harm
- Being unlawfully in a dwelling house
- Breach of bail conditions x2
- Failure to comply with probation x2
According to the Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition article dated April 2018, allegations are that Melodina Wesley (Suganaqueb’s co-accused) was with 2 other co-accused males last evening and did unlawfully be in a dwelling house on Trillium Way.
The 3 individuals allegedly committed an assault on a female who was home alone breaking her jaw while kicking her in the head and also causing hearing problems.
Wesley (pictured right) was also supposed to be in the John Howard Bail Supervision Program but she’s alleged to have stopped reporting in. She’s facing a breach of bail charge for that.
TODAY IN COURT
The Crown Attorney states to the court that she has handled a previous court date that involved Suganequeb, and indicates that she believes she had removed the “no alcohol” condition.
The courts nowadays tend not to put a “no alcohol” condition on people struggling with alcoholism, instead, they allow alcoholics to consume alcohol in their home, provided they stay in their home until all alcohol has left their system. Duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge said it perfectly during a different court case months ago, that court-ordering an alcoholic not to drink is akin to court-ordering a depressed person to “cheer up”.
After some discussions between the Justice of the Peace and the Crown, it is determined that the current release conditions Suganaqueb is on, does not have an absolute “abstain from alcohol” clause.
The Crown withdraws the charge of breaching a bail condition, and Justice of the Peace Donio tells Suganaqueb that he is free to go.
Suganaqueb has a considerable criminal record, as does Wesley.
With files from: Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition