Incident at church leads to arrest
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.