Warrant issued for man convicted of hitting couple with bear mace

Rosie Mullaley
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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man convicted of dousing a couple with bear mace.

Michael John Rakai was a no show when his case was called in provincial court in St. John's this morning.

Michael John Rakai

The 34-year-old was scheduled to have his sentencing hearing.

Defence lawyer Scott Hurley requested to withdraw from the case.

Judge Mike Madden agreed. Hurley said Rakai did not take part in his pre-sentence report interview and that it's believed Rakai has fled the jurisdiction.

Rakai was found guilty in December 2013 of several charges, including assault with a weapon, uttering threats and breaching court orders.

The charges were laid as a result of an incident that happened April 8, 2013, when Rakai was found to have attacked a couple with bear mace and a hatchet outside the woman's home on Merrymeeting Road in the centre of the city.



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Geographic location: Merrymeeting Road

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Recent comments

  • Steve
    March 10, 2014 - 13:40

    I just love how all these losers are released on bail. This is why I would not want to be a cop....you spend countless hours investigating, charging to only see these idiots released on bail. James Bond said it best, ''I thought the world would be better off with one less bomb maker'' - I like that train of thought.

  • Glenn Stockley
    March 10, 2014 - 12:52

    found guilty of assault with a weapon and released on a small bail while harmless individuals wait for months on remand....when will the Nl justice?system? ever get it right..?

  • Guy Incognito
    March 10, 2014 - 08:52

    Not this joker again. Maybe he went back to his "hood" and met up with his fellow wanna- be gangsters... You sir, are pathetic.