Island man remanded in custody for breach of probation
Had contact with woman he assaulted
A justice of the peace refused to release a man from jail after he breached the conditions of probation by having contact with a woman he assaulted.
Laura Littlewood remanded Ron Weaver into custody Tuesday during a show cause hearing in the Supreme Court of P.E.I.
The justice of the peace told Weaver that he seems to “adjust your conditions to what suits you.’’
Littlewood said she considered Weaver a risk to flee the province and was also concerned that he might make further contact with the woman he assaulted.
Crown attorney Gerald Quinn urged Littlewood to keep Weaver in jail until his case is dealt with in court.
He said Weaver has shown that he cannot be trusted to adhere to the conditions of a probation order.
Quinn noted that not only had Weaver made contact with the woman he assaulted he was actually living with the woman.
Quinn reminded the court that P.E.I. has a disturbing history of great harm, even death, coming to women at the hands of men who have been ordered to stay away from them.
Weaver’s lawyer argued for his release, noting he was set to start work as a chef.
She said Weaver was focused on “starting fresh.’’