(THUNDER BAY, ON) – TWO SUSPECTS IN VICIOUS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY OPP
Appearing this morning, Saturday January 19,2019 via video from the Thunder Bay OPP Station in Courtroom 104 are 31 year old VINCENT SEGUIN-HEBERT and 36 year old BRANDON SMITH.
It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. Her Worship, Jennifer Neill is presiding. Provincial Crown Derrick Silvestro is here along with Duty Counsel Aranka Golphy
OPP arrested SEGUIN-HEBERT and SMITH yesterday based on their investigation into a vicious assault that occurred in Ware Township.
Inside Edition sources indicate that a male was attacked while in his garage by at least 2 men with golf clubs and/or cans of paint as well as a baseball bat. They beat the victim so bad he may lose one eyeball and is fighting for his life in the ICU.
After the beating, the victims truck was taken by the culprits.
Inside Edition sources further indicate that after the baseball bat/golf club/paint can beat down, the culprits forced the victim to drink paint and poured more paint all over his head.
On January 16, 2019, at approximately 9:43 am, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an assault that occurred in Ware Township.
The male victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS).
Members of the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services (FIS) have assisted with the investigation.
Up first is VINCENT SEGUIN-HEBERT (pictured left and below). He’s wearing a Nike zip up hoodie. He’s charged with aggravated assault and has an outstanding charge of failing to attend court on August 29,2017.
The TBPS also executed several warrants on SEGUIN-HEBERT this morning at the OPP station. Those allegations are not yet known.
SEGUIN-HEBERT informs the court that his lawyer is Christopher Watkins. He seems to be unaware of Watkins current suspended status with the Ontario Law Society.
Crown Attorney Silvestro is not consenting to the release of SEGUIN-HEBERT and the accused will be transported to the Thunder Bay Jail and will make a video court appearance from the jail on Monday. He’s ordered not to have contact with his co-accused, the victim or 2 others.
Next up is BRANDON SMITH A.K.A. “B Shitty” (pictured right and below). He’s also facing a charge of aggravated assault in relation to this vicious beating. He informs the court that his lawyer is Gil Labine. Labine is not in court today.
SMITH is also ordered remanded into custody and will be transported to the Thunder Bay Jail. He’ll make a video appearance on Monday January 21,2019 from the jail.
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