Robert King is escorted by a Sherriff's officer at provincial court in St. John's. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
A Conception Bay South man suspected of violently attacking another man with a pipe and a table leg last month has been released from jail and is to reappear in provincial court Dec. 13.
Robert King, 24, first appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Tuesday, shortly after he was picked up by police on a warrant from last week.
He was remanded into custody for a bail hearing today when he was released with strict conditions.
He has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in connection with an incident in C.B.S.
The incident happened Sept. 14 between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. The victim was in the area of Peachy Town Road and Peachy Town Access Road in C.B.S. when the alleged assault took place.
According to police, King and a teenage boy attacked a 21-year-old man and then ran.
The victim received serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.
A 16-year-old from C.B.S. was arrested earlier and charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and breaches of court orders. His name is banned from publication.
King, whom police were searching for since the incident, was arrested Tuesday morning without incident.
Investigators with the major crime unit would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the major crime unit at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Information can also be provided anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.