No pleas yet in three notable cases

Melissa Jenkins
Published on January 7, 2015

Little headway was made in Harbour Grace Provincial Court this morning for three cases from 2014, after each was set over.

Bernard Power from Placentia, Avery Delaney of Gull Island and Old Perlican’s Robert Barrett have not entered pleas for each of their individual charges.

Power is the most high profile of the three cases.

The former Placentia deputy mayor is facing charges of impaired driving and failure to provide a breath sample after an incident in December of 2013.

In May 2014, an additional charge of failure to appear or comply with an appearance notice was added after he missed a court date in April.

Power was represented by his lawyer via court call on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and has been scheduled to enter a plea on Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Delaney has been accused of aggravated assault during a house party in Carbonear last October. The victim sustained head injuries, and was treated at Carbonear General Hospital.

The Crown asked for additional time because it is “awaiting disclosure from the RCMP” on the incident.

Delaney was represented in court by his lawyer, and attended with several family members, filling the front row. His case will return to court Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Barrett is facing charges after being picked up in late October by the RCMP. He is charged with impaired driving, refusal to give a breath sample and disarming a police officer, after an incident in Victoria.

Barrett was not in court, but his lawyer requested extra time to go over the details of the case with him. His case will also return to court Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m.