Gull Island man accused of punching 79-year-old in the head
Police arrested a man from Gull Island for allegedly breaking into a home and punching an elderly male in the head last week.
John Patrick Oliver appeared in Harbour Grace Provincial Court Thursday, Jan. 5. Judge Bruce Short agreed to release the 46-year-old, who must comply with a number of court-ordered conditions.
Oliver is charged with assault, break and enter and uttering a threat.
According to a news release, Harbour Grace RCMP was called to a home in Caplin Cove Wednesday afternoon. Police said the homeowner, a 79-year-old man, was punched in the head several times.
The victim suffered minor injuries. Police confirmed the accused and the victim know each other.
Oliver’s case returns to court Feb. 1.
John Patrick Oliver takes a seat in the prisoner’s box at Harbour Grace Provincial Court.