Is­land man re­manded in cus­tody for breach of pro­ba­tion

Had con­tact with woman he as­saulted

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

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.’’

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