No pleas entered in Bay Roberts home invasion case
Crown and defence lawyers had to put aside plans last Thursday to settle the case of a Bay Roberts man accused of committing a home invasion.
When 18-year-old Bradley Frank James Adams was previously in court Jan. 20, defence lawyer Heidi Marshall told the judge the accused was prepared to deal with his six charges speedily, which suggests Adams will enter guilty pleas. Adams was arrested last month in Bay Roberts and charged with robbery, break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, concealing his identity with a mask and obstructing an officer by giving a false name.
However, duty counsel lawyer Jeff Slade said last Thursday at Harbour Grace provincial court that Adams’ lawyer would need to take a look at further evidence before proceeding.
Brazil agreed to set the case over until March 30. Crown prosecutor Natalie Payne indicated it will likely take half-a-day to deal with the matter if guilty pleas are entered and sentencing options are discussed.
Adams was arrested in Whitbourne on Jan. 5, 2016. That’s also the community where po- lice found a vehicle belonging to the woman who was confronted in her home on New Found Lane by a man during the early hours of that same day. Police said she was alone at the time and the man threatened her with a knife before driving off.
Bradley Adams, 18, enters Harbour Grace provincial court Jan. 28.