(KENORA, ON) – KENORA SUBWAY RESTAURANT TRASHED BY KNIFE WIELDING WOMAN.
EMPLOYEES ASSAULTED WITH FIRE EXTINGUISHER
A 28 year old CHARLOTTE JEANINE LATHLIN appeared by telephone in Bail Court today, Monday February 18,2019 from the Kenora OPP station
It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. Her Worship, Zelda Kitchekeesic is presiding. Provincial Crown Katrina Van Kessel is here along with Duty Counsel Patricia Vo.
LATHLIN is facing 8 criminal charges related to a chaotic incident at the Subway restaurant located at 100 Chipman Street in Kenora.
The court hears allegations that LATHLIN was in the restaurant last evening fighting with a man. She began to throw merchandise around the business. Employees phoned OPP for assistance and LATHLIN allegedly threw the cash register across the restaurant and pulled out a knife.
The employees retreated and barricaded themselves in the bathroom for protection while LATHLIN allegedly discharged a fire extinguisher under the door in an effort to “flush them out” so she could harm them. She stated she had a bomb. She did manage to allegedly steal a drink from the cooler and quench her thirst while police were on route.
She discharged the fire extinguisher around the restaurant and in back area.
OPP arrived and jumped the counter to go in the back of business where they found LATHLIN holding a fire extinguisher and knife. She had extinguisher pointed at police and attempted to deploy once more but extinguisher was now empty.
The employees were in such fear in the bathroom, that they at first refused to exit even with police there.
CHARLOTTE JEANINE LATHLIN is charged with:
- Assault police officer X 2
- Assault X 2 (fire extinguisher)
- Mischief (damage cash register)
- Carry weapon for dangerous purpose(knife)
- Cause disturbance
- Theft under 5000$ (the beverage)
Crown Attorney Van Kessel is not consenting to the release of LATHLIN.
The accused does not wish to speak to Duty Counsel. She will remain in custody.
LATHLIN will make an appearance in Kenora Bail Court tomorrow.
As usual, no other local media present.