Bail granted for accused in Labrador City knife assault

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Thomas Nason is led by a court sheriff into Wabush provincial court last Tuesday for his bail hearing, which was granted on Wednesday. — Photo by Ty Dunham/The Aurora

A Labrador City man was granted bail on Wednesday after the RNC arrested and charged him last week in relation to an incident with a knife that put a man in the hospital.

RNC patrol services and paramedics from the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital responded to a call shortly before midnight on Thursday, Jan. 10, where a 34-year-old Labrador City resident was brought to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Thomas Nason, 23, was granted bail with a personal recognizance of $1,000 and a $1,500 surety from an acquaintance.

Nason was released by judge Wynne Anne Trahey on the condition of keeping the peace and good behavior, must report daily to the RNC and must be in his residence between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Nason is also prohibited from possessing a knife, consuming alcohol or illegal substances and leaving the province. He is also not allowed near the location where the alleged events took place, make contact with certain individuals involved, or knowingly be in the presence of anyone with a criminal record.

Nason is scheduled to return to Wabush provincial court on Feb. 14. The court has imposed a publication ban on certain details of the case.

Organizations: Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital

Geographic location: Labrador, Wabush

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  • Someone whose also from a small town
    February 09, 2013 - 20:23

    Usually all boys from the country carry around knives just saying ... I know tonnes of boys that do And they haven't killed anyone for try to !!!! And just for the record I'm not family or a close friend just know the guy and know that he's not the kinda a guy that would try to kill someone !

  • citizen
    January 27, 2013 - 22:23

    obvisouly you 2 are friends or family members commenting on this.because i am trying to figure out who carries around a knife to defend themselves.usually you carry around a knife to kill someone i thought.

  • friend
    January 25, 2013 - 04:18

    if he was set free for 2,500.00 bail that tells me he cant be that dangerous. we dont know the whole story.... sounds like it could have been self defence ???

  • well
    January 24, 2013 - 07:22

    i have a very good question for the curts or maybe someone out there can answer. who in thier right mind gives people like this bail ?

    • me
      January 25, 2013 - 10:53

      Mr. WELL.... Do you have any idea of the circumstances with this current situation? I am pretty sure your answer is NO... "So people like that" might have actually been defending himself... Hence the comments "Non-Life Threatening Injuries"