Bunyan’s Cove man facing numerous charges
Illegal possession of firearms, breach of probation among the list of allegations
A Bunyan’s Cove man appeared in Clarenville provincial court Oct. 5 facing a plethora of charges, including assault with a weapon, possessing firearms unlawfully and possessing property obtained by crime.
The charges are in relation to incidents that are alleged to have occurred from June 15 to Sept. 9.
Joshua Penny was charged with breaching probation and having in his possession a Remington .22 calibre rifle obtained by crime. Possessing the rifle was in violation of an order issued in Clarenville court on June 29, 2016.
Penny was also charged with breaching a probation order and possessing by crime a Maverick 12-gauge shotgun and an Element flat screen television.
He was charged with two more counts of breaching probation for having in his possession several other items obtained by crime. Those items include a Philips Stereo and a large number of power and hand tools — a three gallon air compressor, a socket set, a Mastercraft reciprocating saw, a Mastercraft air-powered framing nailer, a Mastercraft rotary tool, a Mastercraft pivoting cordless screwdriver, a Poulan 16” gas chain saw, three boxes containing various tools, a Black and Decker multi tool, Bushnell binoculars, a Dewalt drill, a Mastercraft circular saw, a Mastercraft air-powered finisher nailer and a Skil saw.
Penny was charged with once again breaching probation, for allegedly assaulting his father with a piece of wood and damaging an ATV.
Penny appeared in court last week to speak with his lawyer.
He will appear in Clarenville provincial court again Nov. 2, at which time he is expected to enter a plea.