Home Invasion and Double Assaults While out on Bail

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(NAKINA, ON) โ€“ Once again, some of the hardest working Ontario Provincial Police officers have made yet another arrest after violent allegations were made which involve multiple assaults and a home invasion. Officers with the Greenstone detachment started an investigation into an incident where a home was broken into and a person was assaulted. Two other assaults also took place by the same suspect as well. The incident took place on October 1st.

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As a result of investigative measures conducted by police, 38-year-old Casey John Craig Baxter has been arrested by police and held at the Greenstone OPP detachment pending a court appearance. Baxter has been criminally charged with:

  • Break and enter and commit an assault (home invasion).
  • Assault x2.
  • Breaching bail condition (curfew 10:00 pm to 6:00 am).

Baxter already has criminal matters working their way through court that he was previously released on bail, pending court hearings. He appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse (A.K.A. โ€œThe In and Out Day Spaโ€) courtroom this morning via video link while in police custody at the Greenstone OPP detachment. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Katrina โ€œLock Them Up!โ€ Van Kessel and the talented criminal defence lawyer Ron Poirier.

The Justice of the Peace reads Baxter his charges then asks the Crown what their position on his matters is. The Crown tells the court that Baxter is in a reverse-onus situation, meaning he will have to show the courts why he should be released. Further, the Crown continues and informs the court that they intend to show the courts why Baxter should remain in jail. Secondary ground concerns are mentioned by the Crown regarding his release. A request is put forward that would court-order Baxter not to contact 4 people while he is in jail.

Secondary ground concerns means that the Crown believes that the accused, should they be released, is substantially likely to either become a public safety concern or re-offend.

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Criminal defence lawyer Ron Poirier requests that the matter return to court tomorrow so that a surety can be sought out and a bail plan crafted. He indicates that tomorrow will give him time to have a better idea of when a possible bail hearing could be scheduled.

Baxter is ordered to remain in jail for the time being and will be transported to the overcrowded, understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail (A.K.A. โ€œThe Algoma Bed & Breakfastโ€), where he will likely remain until he is inevitably released.

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5 Replies to “Home Invasion and Double Assaults While out on Bail”

  1. Absolutely disgusting.. that guy is going to kill someone, then what? It’ll be too little too late.. I moved all the way across Canada from BC to get away from garage like this .. this is Nikina for damned sakes!

  2. What a waste of skin. He should be locked up and the key thrown away.
    Canโ€™t believe heโ€™s out on bail. What a loser he is and worse the justice system letting these POS walk because they have no room to keep them in jail.
    Need to build a bigger jail is quite evident ๐Ÿ˜ก

    1. We dont need bigger jails. We need the current jails we already have to be the most inhospitable places on the face of the earth. A place you never ever want to go and sure as hell never want to return to. Too many bodies in a cell? Aw gee what do expect ? Well Toto this sure aint Kansas and it aint Disneyland. Unfortunately our jails are like a 5 Star B&B for the inmates. They get three delish meals a day, free dental care and they dont wait 5 hours when they go to the ER, they have free cable TV , free education if they want it, plenty activities to waste the time until they can get out and do their crap al lover again. If any money is to be spent, spend it on more guards and a better monitoring system. Why should those losers behind the bars be protected and guards are not. I say Fu#* those inmates , let them eliminate each other and save the taxpayers a trainload of cash.

    2. A little harsh GB but I’m with you all the way other than we need more and bigger nasty jails for the human trash that will occupy them.

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