Bail hearing set for man who allegedly chased father, stepmother with chainsaw

Rosie Mullaley
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The case of a man accused of chasing his father and stepmother with a chainsaw was called in provincial court in St. John's this morning.

Taylor Mitchell appeared via videolink from Her Majesty's Penitentiary, with his lawyer Joan Dawson in the courtroom. Mitchell is scheduled to be in court Wednesday for a bail hearing.

The 22-year-old, who has a history of mental health issues, was taken into custody Jan. 14 after he reportedly tried to attack the couple at his grandparents' house on Thorburn Road.

He's charged with two counts each of assault with a weapon and uttering threats, along with single counts of assault, being unlawfully in a dwelling and breaching court orders.

Mitchell also has outstanding charges, including uttering threats, causing a disturbance and theft from October 2013 and failing to appear in court in September 2012.



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