Assault and Knife Attack at Market Mall


On October 6th, 2014 at 2:00 pm Paul Thompson, age 27 of no fixed address, is alleged to have assaulted an adult male in the parking lot of the Market Mall at 275 Second Line West, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.

Thompson also threatened to kill the male victim. Thompson then assaulted an adult female. A second accused, Amara Gonzales, age 26 of no fixed address, is alleged to have also assaulted the male victim. Gonzales then stole keys from the victim and stabbed him. Gonzales is alleged to have attempted to murder the female victim by trying to stab her. Thompson and Gonzales then fled the area on foot. Patrol Officers located the pair a short distance from the Market Mall.

Both accused attempted to obstruct the officers during their arrests by providing false names. Thompson has been charged with two counts of Assault, Threatening to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Obstructing a Peace Officer and two counts of Breach of Probation. Gonzales has been charged with Attempt Murder, Aggravated Assault, Assault, Threatening Death or Bodily Harm, Robbery, Obstructing a Peace Officer and Breach of Undertaking.

The male victim required medical treatment for his injuries, while the female received minor injuries. Both Thompson and Gonzales will appear in bail court on October 7th.