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Whitehorse man charged with aggravated assault

A 50-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault following an incident last Thursday morning that injured four people.

By Whitehorse Star on January 14, 2020

A 50-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault following an incident last Thursday morning that injured four people.

At 3:30 a.m., Whitehorse RCMP responded to a complaint of a disturbance at an apartment building on Front Street.

“A 50-year-old man had allegedly assaulted four residents of one unit,” police said Monday.

“It appears that drugs and alcohol were a factor in the incident.”

The victims, ranging in age from 17 to 76 years old, all sustained significant injuries. None are believed to be life-threatening.

When police arrived, the suspect fled over the balcony. He was pursued on foot by the responding officers and was apprehended a short distance away.

“While being processed at the Whitehorse Correction Centre, the suspect uttered some threatening comments to a police officer and was combative,” police said.

“He was transferred into a cell for safety reasons and a correctional officer was injured during the process.”

Herman Peter Thorn has been charged with:

• two counts of aggravated assault;

• two counts of assault causing bodily harm;

• two counts of uttering threats;

• one count of resisting arrest; and

• five counts of breaching probation.

Thorn has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance scheduled for Jan. 22.

Comments (3)

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Frank Alday on Jan 15, 2020 at 6:53 pm

Sorry you two - Canada is only halfway through its 8-10 year diversity sentence. The Yukon? Hopefully, as it is through the bulk of its diversity sentence the Yukon will commit to the rehabilitative process and not return to a state of Liberal chaos with its consequent incarcereal terror of aggressive liberalism on a politicians-gone-wild, purge night!

Ahhh... The hubris of political excesses. It is not with a hint of mockish clarity that I suggest that there is very little distinction between the judiciary, at least on the lower benches, and the political masses who currently preside over the jurisdiction of, YU-gottobekiddingme-KON.

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Jail for 10 years... on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:25 pm

He should get a minimum of 10 years in the clink. Assaulting children (17), elders (76) and traumatizing all involved.... And like JC said, you can be sure he'll get a 'slap on the wrist' typical Yukon sentence. Until assault and violence is taken seriously in the Yukon, it will continue to occur as the perpetrators know that it is only a short time before they are out being violent again.

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JC on Jan 14, 2020 at 3:58 pm

12 counts. Well that should get him 18 months with time served.

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