Man charged with having prohibited gun in his vehicle to have bail hearing

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A man who was arrested after someone allegedly spotted him in a vehicle holding a gun made a brief courtroom appearance in St. John’s today.

John Peter Richard Squires, 30, faces several charges, including one for possession of a prohibited firearm — a long rifle.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report, a call came in at 2:20 a.m. from the centre city area of St. John’s that someone saw a man in a vehicle with a gun.

The RNC said Squires was arrested without incident. In addition to the charge for possession of a prohibited weapon, Squires is accused of possessing an unauthorized firearm, breaching a prohibition order and storing a firearm in an unsafe manner.

Squires agreed to be remanded in custody.

A bail hearing at St. John’s provincial court is scheduled for Friday.

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  • Marshall Art
    July 31, 2014 - 20:24

    In the U.S., people drive around with .357 Magnums in their gloveboxes, but in good ol' NL., they drive around with rifles in their laps. Wat's up wit dat by' ? lol