Two area men facing charges for assaulting females

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A male resident of Harbour Grace and a second man from a small community in Trinity South are facing charges following separate weekend incidents.

Police say both cases involve an alleged assault of a female.

Just after midnight on March 22, RCMP officers responded to a disturbance at a private residence in Harbour Grace.

As a result, a 43-year-old man was arrested and faces five charges of uttering threats, assault with a weapon, common assault, mischief, failure to comply with a probation order and driving while prohibited.

The accused was was held over the weekend and was scheduled to appear on provincial court on Monday.

Police were reluctant to provide details of the incident that may lead to the identification of the female victim. An officer did confirm, however, that the alleged victim was not injured.

In a separate matter, a 28-year-old man from the Trinity South region was arrested on the evening of Saturday, March 22 following a disturbance at a residence.

He was held overnight, and released on conditions Sunday morning.

He faces a charge of assault with a weapon, and is due back in court May 7.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old Bay Roberts man is facing a charge of flight from police following an incident in the area of North River over the weekend.

Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle being driven by the accused after he was observed driving some 30 kilometres above the posted speed limit.

Instead, the car accelerated. Due to safety concerns, officers decided not to initiate a pursuit, but did locate the vehicle a short time later.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Harbour Grace, Trinity South, Bay Roberts North River

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  • citizen
    March 24, 2014 - 17:54

    Good to see the rcmp didnt pursue the speeding vehicle, decided to wait n apprehend later, it keeps safety of others, good job rcmp, wait, did i just say that