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Fugitive arrested in Timmins facing new charges

A Thunder Bay murder suspect and young offender arrested in Timmins last week are facing new charges.

The June 23 incident started downtown Timmins in the morning, saw the roads to Schumacher closed to traffic for hours for an investigation, and ended just before 6 p.m. near Hollinger Park. The additional charges come after police executed a search warrant on a vehicle seized during the arrest.

According to Timmins Police, the incident started at a downtown hotel parking area when two teens were allegedly involved in an altercation with police. 

A Timmins Police officer was injured in it, received treatment at Timmins and District Hospital and was released.

The suspects left the scene in a vehicle, which was abandoned in Schumacher.

Around 5:45 p.m. the suspects were arrested at the intersection of Brunette Road and Algonquin Boulevard.

Trayvon Stewart, a 19-year-old from Toronto, and a 16-year-old young offender from Toronto were charged by Timmins Police with a number of criminal offences.

Stewart was also wanted in Thunder Bay for first-degree murder in the death of Adrian Kadeem Drysdale in March 2020. A second suspect in the murder, 19-year-old Terrell Williams, was arrested in Toronto the same day.

Timmins Police say a "quanitity of controlled substances and Canadian currency" was located in a vehicle seized during the local arrest.

The new charges against Stewart and the young offender are: 

• Two counts of posession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

• Possession of a loaded restricted or prohibited weapon

• Carry a concealed weapon

At the time of the arrest, they were both charged with carrying a firearm in a careless manner, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possessession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of prohibited device or ammunition, occupy a motor vehcile knowing a firearm is within, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.

In addition, Stewart was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from peace officer, and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

Police say both of the accused are in custody awaiting trial.