VIOLENT INVASION AND STABBING IN 500 BLOCK OF COUNTY BOULEVARD. TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE ON SATURDAY.
A 31-year-old ADAM JOHN GOODWIN & a 42-year-old JASON ROBERT RITCHAT appeared separately by video in W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today, Sunday, April 8, 2018 from the Thunder Bay Police Station. His Worship, Marcel Donio is presiding. Provincial Crown Adriana Nigro is here along with Duty Counsel Lianne Roberge. Jason has previous criminal convictions
ADAM GOODWIN is up first. He’s alleged to have committed a break & enter and along with his co-accused JASON RITCHAT yesterday morning, are alleged to have committed a violent aggravated assault involving a knife and stabbing.
Both men are charged with break and enter as well as aggravated assault. The victim suffered some injuries.
RITCHAT has extra charges from previous alleged incidents.
On Jan 10, 2018, he was wanted by police for an alleged theft from the Shell Station on Arthur St. He’s also facing several breach of probation charges from previous and current allegations. The Director of Communications for Thunder Bay Police did not put him on a WANTED WEDNESDAY poster.
Crown Attorney Nigro is not consenting to their release due to the violent allegations. Both men are ordered not to contact their victim. And both are transported to the Thunder Bay Jail today.
GOODWIN WILL APPEAR BY VIDEO NEXT IN BAIL COURT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
RITCHAT WILL APPEAR BY VIDEO NEXT on Monday, April 16, 2018
THERE WAS NO MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT THUNDER BAY POLICE ABOUT THIS VIOLENT HOME INVASION.
AT THIS TIME WE ARE UNAWARE OF THE REASONS WHY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT TBPS DOES NOT WARN THE PUBLIC OF THESE DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES.
THERE IS NO MEDIA PRESENT IN THE COURTROOM TODAY TO REPORT THIS.
GOOD JOB BY THUNDER BAY POLICE (except for their Communications Director)
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