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Marystown man found guilty of uttering threats

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Joel Tarini of Marystown has been found guilty of mischief by damaging property, fraudulently obtaining transportation and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The offences were committed between June and July of 2016.

In his written decision Judge Harold Porter gave a summary of the offences committed by Tarini. 

One of those offences was failing or refusing to pay for an $8 taxi ride and kicking the door of the taxi.

On June 3 the accused was picked up at a residence on Shoal Point and brought to his home. Once there the accused got out of the taxi and was informed of the cost of the fare, which he refused to pay. 

Then on July 8 a local women made a report to police alleging that Tarini had sent her threatening text messages which said, “I will choke you”, and another, at 7:16 p.m., which said “I will smash you”.

The accused denied sending the threating message, and that someone other than him had used his cell to send the messages.

Tarini will be back in court on April 27 for a pre-sentence report.

colin.farrell@tc.tc

@Colin_TCMedia

The offences were committed between June and July of 2016.

In his written decision Judge Harold Porter gave a summary of the offences committed by Tarini. 

One of those offences was failing or refusing to pay for an $8 taxi ride and kicking the door of the taxi.

On June 3 the accused was picked up at a residence on Shoal Point and brought to his home. Once there the accused got out of the taxi and was informed of the cost of the fare, which he refused to pay. 

Then on July 8 a local women made a report to police alleging that Tarini had sent her threatening text messages which said, “I will choke you”, and another, at 7:16 p.m., which said “I will smash you”.

The accused denied sending the threating message, and that someone other than him had used his cell to send the messages.

Tarini will be back in court on April 27 for a pre-sentence report.

colin.farrell@tc.tc

@Colin_TCMedia

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