Thunder Bay – Convicted Killer Arrested After Alleged Bus Driver Assault

Convicted killer arrested after alleged bus driver assault

A 31-year-old man, who had previously been sentenced to five years in prison for a 2014 homicide, has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a city bus driver.

Earl Felton Sakanee was arrested Monday night after a brief chase that ensued when an officer saw the incident taking place in the city hall area.

The bus driver was walking northbound on May Street at about 10 p.m. when he was verbally accosted and assaulted by the suspect, police said in a Tuesday news release detailing the incident. A woman then approached the accused and pulled him away from the victim.

The officer saw the suspect heading east on Donald Street and caught up with him while the accused was running down a back alley on the 100 block of May Street. After a brief struggle where Sakanee attempted to resist, the officer arrested the suspect and brought him into custody.

Police said the arrest was made within five minutes of the initial assault.

Sakanee has been charged with assault and resisting a peace officer.

In April 2016, Sakanee received a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the July 2014 death of 44-year-old Lloyd Oskineegish in the Field Street area. Sakanee had 29 months remaining to serve at the time of sentencing after receiving credit for pre-sentence custody.

Sakanee had been one of six suspects originally charged with second-degree murder. – Tbnewswatch

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After a brief struggle where Sakanee attempted to resist, the officer arrested the suspect and brought him into custody

Hopefully the police officer had his/her body cam turned on.  We could be seeing a racism charge made against the police officer.

In April 2016, Sakanee received a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the July 2014 death of 44-year-old Lloyd Oskineegish in the Field Street area. Sakanee had 29 months remaining to serve at the time of sentencing after receiving credit for pre-sentence custody.

Yup, the penalty in Canada for taking a human life is only five years in jail.

Still not sure why someone gets two for one credit for time served in pre-sentencing custody.  Our judicial system is a joke.  Pretty soon, people will not call the police and take justice into their own hands.

Justice must not only be done but must be seen as done.   Neither is happening in Canada right now.

I figure this guy just wanted to get three hots and a cot.  Assault someone and get a warm place In which to ride out the rest of the winter.

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4 Responses

  1. look out
    look out at | | Reply

    Luxury three hots and a cot…………….healing lodge here I come

  2. Anonymous
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    Time to start packing heat!

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