Bun­yan’s Cove man fac­ing nu­mer­ous charges

Il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of firearms, breach of pro­ba­tion among the list of al­le­ga­tions

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL - THE PACKET CLARENVILLE, NL

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.

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