(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing by video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station in W.A.S.H. (Weekend and statutory holiday) court this morning is 24-year-old Josiah Robert Thomas. Her worship Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon presiding, with Gordon Fillmore as provincial crown attorney and Aranka Golphy as duty counsel.
Thomas has very dark hair, appears quiet, and is short with his responses throughout his appearance.
Her worship reads out the charges Thomas is facing, from last nights incident, along with charges stemming from an incident at a Mac’s location earlier this month, in which it is alleged he stole from the store while armed with a syringe.
His charges dated May 19th are:
- Obstruct Police: Provide False Name
- Carry Concealed Weapon While Not Authroized: Knife
- Fail to Comply with Undertaking: No weapons: Knife with 3” blade
Charges stemming from a May 3rd warrant are as follows:
- Theft while armed: Syringe
- Fail to Comply with Undertaking: 10pm – 6am curfew
The crown attorney is opposed to Thomas’ release, and states this is a reverse onus situation and plans to put Thomas to his onus, which means that Thomas needs to show the court why and how he should be released, in a manner that satisfies the three grounds for detention.
Justice Gibbon remands Thomas into custody for a Wednesday May 23rd court appearance.
Video and photos below:
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