(GILLIES, ON) – Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning ia video from the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is 36-year-old Sean Packer, a resident of Gillies. Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown attorney Delaney and duty counsel lawyer Morris.
Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a scene on July 12th where allegations of threats being made towards a woman and mischief which interfered with the enjoyment of a boat occurred. Police arrested Packer and held him for court.
Packer is facing the following criminal charges:
- Uttering threats.
- Breaching bail condition – curfew.
- Breaching bail condition – reside at a specific address.
Packer tells the court that Gilbert Labine is his lawyer, but Labine did not appear in court today and Duty Counsel says that they do not have any instructions from Labine. Packer requests a bail hearing and concedes that he is not likely to be released today.
Court hears that Packer is already going through court for other outstanding charges. Packer accepts the offer to speak to duty counsel privately. Court resumes after that conversation took place in privacy.
Duty counsel lawyer Morris tells the court that Packer is requesting a bail hearing as soon as possible. Justice of the Peace Neill informs duty counsel and the court that there are no available slots for a bail hearing on Monday, and that it would have to be Tuesday. Duty counsel says that they are not aware of Gilbert Labines schedule and appears reluctant to schedule a bail hearing without that knowledge.
Justice of the Peace Neill suggests remanding the matter to Monday in order to schedule a bail hearing. This is agreed upon by all parties and Packer is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, his next appearance in court.
He is escorted back to his cell at the Thunder Bay OPP detachment where he will await prisoner transport to the overcrowded Thunder Bay District Jail A.K.A. “Algoma Bed & Breakfast” where he will wait for his next court appearance.
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