Woman Assaulted and Choked, Charges Laid

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ Sources indicate that in the early morning hours of September 14th, 2019 officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call for service which involved a woman in distress.

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48-year-old Gilbert Black was arrested and held in a cell at the Thunder Bay Police Service Station (A.K.A. โ€œHotel Balmoralโ€) where he remained until his court appearance this morning. He appeared via video link in court in front of Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic. Crown Attorney Afton Brown was also present along with a duty counsel representative.

Black is already working his way through the criminal justice system for charges revolving around theft and possession of stolen property sometime in October of 2018. He is facing two new charges today, those charges are:

  • Assault (on a woman).
  • Assault with intent to render incapable of resisting by choking.

After some discussions in court, it is determined that Black will remain in custody and is scheduled to appear back in court on Monday for another attempt at being released.

Officers at the police station escort Black back into his cell where he will wait for prisoner transport to the Thunder Bay District Jail (A.K.A. โ€œAlgoma Bed & Breakfastโ€) where he will remain until at least his scheduled monday court appearance.

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Violence against women is a serious offence. If you know a woman who is living through violence, encourage them to reach out to the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre at 807-684-1880 where the process of helping them overcome their situation can be started.

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