New trial dates for home invasion suspect
New trail dates are booked for one of the two men accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home in Bay Roberts and coming face-to-face with the owner.
Last month, 21-year-old Evan James Fry entered not guilty pleas on all four charges — committing robbery, breaking and entering, stealing a vehicle and failing to comply with a recognizance. Police arrested Fry in May along with 22-year-old Joshua Walter Burton. Burton entered guilty pleas on all related charges last Friday, and both suspects remain in custody.
Fry was denied bail Aug. 20 at provincial court in St. John’s. The day before during an appearance in Harbour Grace, trial dates were set for next January with an understanding that if his bid for bail failed, lawyers would look to reschedule for earlier dates. In addition to the home invasion, Fry is facing two charges linked to an alleged incident in Roaches Line from April 2015.
At Harbour Grace provincial court last Wednesday, Sept. 2, a trial for the Roaches Line charges was set for Oct. 8. The home invasion case will be heard Nov. 16-17.
Burton will be back in court Sept. 15 for facts and sentencing.