In­ci­dent at church leads to ar­rest

The Compass - - Front page - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON edi­tor@cb­n­com­

Po­lice re­cently ar­rested a 21-year-old man af­ter re­ceiv­ing a call in­di­cat­ing some­one was caus­ing a dis­tur­bance in­side an Angli­can church in Til­ton.

A 21-year-old is fac­ing 11 charges fol­low­ing a mid-day dis­tur­bance at an Angli­can church in Til­ton.

Cpl. Matthew Christie of the Bay Roberts RCMP de­tach­ment said po­lice were called to All Saints Angli­can Church at 1:19 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, to deal with a per­son who was caus­ing dam­age in­side the build­ing.

It was the neigh­bour­ing Har­bour Grace RCMP de­tach­ment that ini­tially re­sponded to the scene. Of­fi­cers found a sus­pect, who Christie said was “vi­o­lent and com­bat­ive with po­lice.”

Fol­low­ing what Christie de­scribed as “an al­ter­ca­tion,” po­lice made an ar­rest. Jor­dan Mercer of Har­bour Grace was charged with five counts of ut­ter­ing threats, four counts of as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and sin­gle counts of re­sist­ing ar­rest and mis­chief caus­ing dam­age to prop­erty. None of the al­le­ga­tions in­volv­ing the ac­cused have been proven in court.

Mercer made his first ap­pear­ance at Har­bour Grace Provin­cial Court last month and was sched­uled to re­turn Nov. 2 fol­low­ing psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment. He re­mained in cus­tody.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the church de­clined to com­ment on the mat­ter when con­tacted by The Com­pass.

A sus­pect was pre­sent in­side the church when po­lice ar­rived


Win­dows were found bro­ken when po­lice were called to All Saints Angli­can Church in Til­ton Thursday, Oct. 25.

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