Charges Laid in Serious Assault Investigation

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 13:15
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Date Published: 2020-06-13

A 25-year-old Fort Frances man is in custody facing a number of charges in connection with a serious assault that occurred on June 11, 2020 in the city’s south side.

A James Street resident had been discovered with serious injuries by Uniform Patrol officers following up on information that the man had been the victim of an assault. The quick work by these officers in locating the victim resulted in the man being transported to hospital by Superior North EMS for treatment of life threatening injuries.

This assault became a major case for the TBPS Major Crimes Unit. Their investigation led to the identification of a suspect. A warrant was issued for the accused’s arrest.

The arrest came early this morning when TBPS Uniform Patrol Officers responded to a weapons call at a residence in the 100 block of May Street South at 2:23 a.m. There had been a report of two individuals in the hallway who were armed with knives. Upon further investigation, a male was located in an apartment at this location who was subsequently identified as the person wanted by the TBPS in connection with the June 11 James Street assault.

25-year-old Jordan Edward James WINDEGO has been charged with:
• Attempted Murder
• Aggravated Assault
• Obstructing a Peace Officer

WINDEGO has been remanded into custody with his next court date set for June 15, 2020.

The victim is recovering from his injuries. The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance.


Original June 11, 2020 Media Release:
Police investigating serious assault, appeal for witnesses to come forward

Police are requesting public assistance as they continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a serious assault that occurred on the city’s south side in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 11.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a residential address in the 700 block of James Street just after 11 a.m. on Thursday after learning an assault took place there earlier that morning.

Police have since identified a male victim, who is now at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further assessment and treatment of his injuries. The extent of those injuries are unknown at this time but are believed to be serious.

This is now classified as a major case and is being investigated by members of the TBPS’s Major Crimes Unit.

If you witnessed this assault, or have any information that could assist investigators, please call police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at


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