(THUNDER BAY, ON) – KNIFE WIELDING WALMART ROBBER JAMES DEAKINS SENTENCED TO 16 MONTHS IN JAIL. With enhanced time served and statutory release, DEAKINS will serve less than another 5 months.
Appearing handcuffed before His Honour Justice Joseph Wilson is 29-year-old JAMES DEAKINS. He’s about 5’6″ tall with a skinny build. He has 2 large scratch marks across his right side neck/face. He’s wearing a Bruce Lee t-shirt and his pants are more than halfway down his ass. He’s pleaded guilty to robbery and breach of probation.
On August 22, 2018, around 9 pm, DEAKINS was in Walmart on Arthur Street stealing various items. A loss prevention officer tried to stop him as he left the store. DEAKINS pulled out a knife on the officer and 4 others. Thunder Bay Police apprehended DEAKINS near the Valhalla Inn. He’s been in custody ever since.
DEAKINS has a criminal history of violence as well as Gladue factors. He suffered a brain injury in a car accident 4 years ago.
His Honour calls the robbery a serious incident.
DEAKINS is sentenced to 12 months in jail for the robbery. He’s also sentenced to 4 months consecutive for the breach of probation. DEAKINS also receives another 12 months of probation. The remaining charge is withdrawn by the Crown. Conditions are to stay out of all Walmarts in Thunder Bay as well as not to possess any weapons. He must submit his DNA.
DEAKINS is led out of the courtroom to begin serving his jail sentence.
Walmart Robber Arrested – Dated August 23rd, 2018
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Wal-Mart on Arthur Street was robbed last night by a man wielding a knife.
Thunder Bay Police Service was on location, responding to the matter shortly after 9:00 pm on Wednesday. A loss prevention officer followed the man out of the store after he allegedly refused to pay for items and pulled out s knife.
The male was found near the Valhalla Inn, in a bushy area by police.
29-year-old James Deakins was arrested and charged with:
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Breach of probation
He will be appearing in courtroom 104 later this morning.