Woman Assaulted, Threatened Death, Victimized Again

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(PIKANGIKUM, ON) – Officers with the Pikangikum First Nation detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have made an arrest after starting an investigation into allegations of assaultive behaviour towards a woman.

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As a result of that investigation, 38-year-old Justin Quill has been arrested and held in jail pending his court appearance this morning. His charges which stem from the September 14th incident are:

  • Assault (on a woman).
  • Uttering threats to cause death (same woman he is alleged to have assaulted).
  • Breaching probation order (ordered not to contact with the same woman he is alleged to have assaulted).

He appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning via telephone call from the Pikangikum OPP detachment. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchkeesic, Crown Attorney Rob Kozak and a duty counsel representative was present. After some discussions it is determined that Quill will not be released from jail today.

Quill is scheduled to appear in a Kenora court room on Monday for another shot at being released from jail. Her Worship orders him to remain in jail for the time being. Officers escort him back into his holding cell at the detachment where he will wait for an airplane to fly him into Kenora.

Quill will likely manage to be released sometime fairly soon. It is not unusual for accused persons to achieve bail provided they have someone willing to be their surety and pledge some money.

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