MANSLAUGHTER SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A 43-year-old Armand Cummings was arrested for an alleged brutal assault that took place in Thunder Bay on October 5th, 2018.

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His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron is presiding, along with Gordon Fillmore as the Crown Attorney, and Lianne Roberge & Arturo Acosta as duty counsel lawyers.

Cummings appeared by video in bail court from the Thunder Bay Police Service station. He was sporting a grey “Addidas” shirt, and was stretching and yawning for most of the proceeding.

Cummings is facing the following charge:

  • Aggravated Assault

He was released on a recognizance, due to allegations of manslaughter. Justice Valente is expected to make a decision on that case this October 9th.

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The Crown is opposed to his release, as this is a reverse onus situation, and intends to put Cummings to his onus.

Furthemore, the Crown requests that Cummings be ordered not to contact the complainant in the alleged aggravated assault while in custody.

Duty counsel requests the matter be remanded until his October 9th date, to be spoken to during his manslaughter decision.

Justice of the Peace Caron orders Cummings not to contact or communicate with his alleged victim while in custody, and remands him into custody until his October 9th appearance.

Cummings was sent back to his cell, where he will await prisoner transport to the Thunder Bay District Jail. He is scheduled to remain there until at least October 9th.

Police issued the following media release on Monday morning.

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Patrol officers responded to an assault in progress on West Arthur Street just before 8:00 p.m. on October 5, 2018.

When officers arrived they located the 23 year old male victim and three individuals in the area. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance for medical treatment. Information obtained from witnesses resulted in a 43 year old Thunder Bay male being taken into custody.

Armand George Cummings, has been charged with Aggravated Assault. He appeared in court this weekend and was remanded into custody.

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3 Replies to “MANSLAUGHTER SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT”

  1. Odd, was expecting to read released to reoffend tonight.
    Weird…very weird.

    Have a great thanksgiving dinner in the DJ!

  2. How are these people getting bail . In years past they held people on minor charges now it seams you can commit a brutal crime and be right back on the street.The police work a dangerous job putting there lives on the line to clean up our streets and the courts set them free.Someone please explain this.Why should they risk there lives and their family to suffer if something happened.This is crap support the police and do your job you a trained to do.Lock them up.

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