New trial dates for home in­va­sion sus­pect

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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.

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