(WHITEDOG FIRST NATION, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 on Sunday, September 2, 2018, of the Thunder Bay Courthouse via video from the Sioux Lookout OPP detachment is 23-year-old, Jerald Ashton McDonald. (We did not edit his photo)
Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach is presiding, along with Provincial Crown Attorney Andrew Sadler and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy.
McDonald is alleged to have assaulted a woman, in which she sustained significant injuries. Furthermore, he breached several of his bail conditions by being outside of his place of residence between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am, consuming alcohol, and having contact with someone he was ordered not to.
McDonald is now facing these new charges:
- Assault causing bodily harm
- Breach of bail conditions x3
McDonald already has charges that are going through the court system, these outstanding charges are:
- Breach probation
- Breach of bail conditions x10
- Trespass by night
- Failure to appear in court
The Crown indicates that the accused has built up a large list of outstanding charges, which includes violence and numerous breaches. The woman he attacked is alleged to have suffered a broken nose.
Furthermore, the Crown states that this is a reverse onus situation and that he will not be consenting to McDonald’s release, citing the primary and secondary grounds.
Primary grounds mean that the likelihood of the accused to not show up in court is substantial. Secondary grounds means that the crown believes the likelihood for the accused to re-offend or become a public safety concern is significant.
The Crown requests a 516.2 no communication order be placed on McDonald, which means that the accused can not have any contact or communication, whether it be direct or indirect with the complainant while he is in custody.
Her Worship grants the 516.2 order and remands McDonald into custody pending a future court date.
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