THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~ May 7, 2021 (LSN) A 34 year old JEFFREY MCNALLY appeared by video from the Thunder Bay Jail today, Friday May 7,2021 before Her Honour, Justice Claudia Belda Perez today in plea courtroom 206 to plead guilty to a February arson at a known trap house on Cameron Street.
The Crown Attorneys and Defence lawyer Gilbert Labine have a joint submission for Her Honour to consider.
Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers were on general patrol on February 10,2021 at 11:31am when they spotted JEFFREY MCNALLY tossing a bottle with liquid in it and a rag on the property of 115 Cameron Street. Officers continued their patrol and quickly noticed the back door and stairs of 123 Cameron Street to be on fire. TBPS Officers reacted quickly to try and get the people in 123 Cameron Street out of the house. The door in the back was too hot from the fire, so Officers went around to the front door and noticed that it was all wet with a liquid suspected to be gasoline. Officers wanted the drug using occupants to leave the home, but they did not want to open door or leave. Officers entered to rescue the unwilling and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue arrived to extinguish the blaze.
TBPS began an immediate investigation into this arson and retrieved the Twisted Tea bottle and rag tossed by MCNALLY. They also located a Budweiser cooler bag with a strong odour of gasoline.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of JEFFREY MCNALLY. But the Director of Communications at TBPS and his local taxpayer subsidized media buddies at TBLAZYWATCH & CBC never told the public.
MCNALLY was spotted walking Eastbound by Thunder Bay Police on February 11,2021 and arrested him on the warrant. MCNALLY was found with .3 grams of Fentanyl and .4 grams of heroin
MCNALLY has been held in custody at the Thunder Bay Jail ever since.
Defence lawyer Gil Labine told the court that MCNALLY is indigenous and from Saskatchewan. He has a Grade 10 educt He normally works in maintenance or carpentry, but due to the pandemic has not been working. MCNALLY has been in custody 86 real days which is enhanced to 129 days. The proposal is 16 months of custody less time served. Which leaves about 12 months.
MCNALLY WILL BE STATUTORILY RELEASED IN 8 MONTHS
MCNALLY has a long criminal record and will also receive 12 months’ probation with conditions
- -no incendiary devices except for cigarettes
- -do not go to 123 Cameron Street
- -submit his DNA
- And no weapons for 10 years
Even though MCNALLY was arrested and sentenced, the Director of Communications never told the public about this arson.
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