Gull Is­land man ac­cused of punch­ing 79-year-old in the head

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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.

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