Arrest made in connection to Thunder Bay woman hit with trailer hitch

Willow Fiddler
APTN National News
Thunder Bay police say they have arrested an 18-year-old male for allegedly throwing a trailer hitch, from a moving car, at an Indigenous woman.

“I didn’t expect it to come like that. It came real hard and fast and it was heavy,” said Barbara Kentner describing the violent act recently on a Thunder Bay street.

Kentner said the hitch hit her in the stomach and the attack left her terrified to go anywhere.

A solidarity walk was organized to help bring awareness to violence against women. Close to 200 community members showed up.

Kentner was not planning to attend the walk out of fear for her safety until detectives told her they made an arrest.

“Hopefully they get what they deserve … ’cause I didn’t deserve it. That’s not right what happened to me, it’s not right for anything to happen like that to anybody,” said Kentner.

Brayden Bushby has been charged with aggravated assault.

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Willow is an Oji-Cree Anishinabe from Sandy Lake First Nation. Her background is in print journalism and she studied multimedia before entering broadcast news . She is passionate about the stories of the Anishinabe in northwestern Ontario, particularly in the remote north.

2 thoughts on “Arrest made in connection to Thunder Bay woman hit with trailer hitch

  1. Barbara
    You are not alone — as you stood for all of us — all of us stand with you
    Please know your support is wide and far

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