UPDATE: Two accused in aggravated assault appear in bail court

Incident Date
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 15:00
Incident Number
P20021392
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-01-09

Police have arrested two suspects connected to an early morning aggravated assault that took place at a home in the city’s south side.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were en route to a reported break and enter in the 300 block of Syndicate Avenue North just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

Officers arrived in the area and located footprints in the freshly fallen snow, which were suspected to be linked to the original call for service. Police followed the footprints and located two male suspects.

Further investigation led officers to discover that an 18-year-old male had been the victim of an assault at the Syndicate Avenue North residence.

The male victim was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment of his life-threatening injuries.

This is now a major case and is being led by investigators from the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit.

Cody ECHUM, 19, of Thunder Bay is charged with Aggravated Assault. A 14-year-old male is also charged with Aggravated Assault.

The identity of the youth accused is being withheld in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Both accused appeared in bail court on Thursday, Jan. 9. ECHUM was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Jan. 10. The youth was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Jan. 13.

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