Assault with shower rod, knife
Lawrence Johnathan Ellis currently before the courts
Assault with a shower-curtain rod, then another assault with a kitchen knife is part of an alleged domestic violence case now making its way through P.E.I. courts.
Lawrence Johnathan Ellis, 34, of Stratford was in Judge Nancy Orr’s provincial court Monday with his lawyer Ian Bailey, but all the charges against him have been set over to other dates.
He is facing a charge of assaulting a woman using a shower curtain rod as a weapon on May 9 in Stratford. Four days earlier, on May 5, police laid a charge against Ellis for assaulting the same women.
He also has a charge of assault against the same woman from February and yet another assault charge against the same women from December last year.
On June 10 this year police allege Ellis used a kitchen knife in assaulting the same woman.
Crown prosecutor Lisa Goulden said all the charges will go by a more serious process called indictment where they could end up in Supreme Court.
Ellis did not choose Monday what type of trial he wants. Those charges will now come before the judge again on Aug. 17.
That is not all the charges, however, facing Ellis.
There are multiple charges of drug trafficking. Those events included a traffic stop which resulted in a further charge of driving while disqualified.
Ellis did make a choice of trial by Supreme Court Judge alone for all drug-related charges.
Through his lawyer he requested a pre-trial in provincial court that is now scheduled to happen over three days starting Oct. 6.
After his arrest, he was released July 5 on a signed promise to attend all his upcoming court appearances and stay away from his alleged victim.