(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A seemingly well known individual who was featured on the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Wanted Wednesday program has been arrested.
42-year-old Andrew Robert Godfrey a.k.a. Bobby G was apprehended by police on December 3rd, 2018.
Allegations are that he was found to be in possession of “brass knuckles”.
Further allegations are that he had failed to comply with a probation order, and a court order which prohibited him from possessing weapons as defined by the Criminal Code.
Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding along with Crown Attorney Trevor Jukes and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.
Godfreys charges stemming from December 2nd, 2018 are:
- Concealed weapon (brass knuckles)
- Possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to section 109 (b) or the criminal code x4
- Failure to comply with probation (keep the peace and be of good behaviour)
Godfrey is also alleged to have missed court on July 17th, which landed him another charge this morning:
- Failed to appear in court
More allegations are stemming from a September 24th incident, which landed an additional charge of:
- Operate a motor vehicle on a highway while license is suspended
Godfrey was on a probation order since January of 2018 which he allegedly breached by not reporting into his probation officer between February and March. He was charged with:
- Failure to comply with probation order
The Crown tells the court that he is not consenting to the release of Godfrey, as this is a reverse onus situation.
”Reverse onus” means that the accused must show the court why they should be released.
Godfrey refused duty counsels help, and requested the matter be remanded for a few days so he can obtain counsel.
The Justice of the Peace grants the request and orders Godfrey to remain in Jail until at least Thursday on consent.
Godfrey is sent back to his jail cell at Hotel Balmoral, where he will wait to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail.
It is believed Bobby was the victim of a brutal assault in which the injuries appear severe.
His alleged Facebook account shows a tattoo on his chest that says “Ruthless Crew” and the cover photo has the words “Manitoba Warriors” on it (pictured below).
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