UPDATE: Man to remain in custody for further psychiatric assessment

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Facing charges after teenager complained she was held against her will

William Miller, 47, of St. John’s, who is facing charges after a female youth complained to police she was being held against her will Thursday night, has been ordered to undergo a week-long psychiatric assessment when he appeared in provincial court this afternoon.

His case will be called in court again on Feb. 15.

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(Earlier story)

William Miller, 47, of St. John’s is facing charges after a female youth complained to police she was being held against her will Thursday night.

Around 9 p.m. Thursday, RNC officers received a report that the youth had been held against her will by a man who was known to her.

The female youth was located one hour later in a vehicle driven by Miller in a wooded area near Torbay.

The accused was arrested near the scene with the assistance of the K-9 unit and is facing several charges, including fleeing from police, assaulting a police officer with a weapon (a vehicle), and four breaches of court orders — including probation with the condition he stay away from a total of 11 people.

He was held in custody overnight and made a brief court appearance this morning where he told Judge Greg Brown the police dog had bitten him.

He was sent for a psychiatric assessment and is expected back in court this afternoon.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Geographic location: Torbay

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  • Codkiller
    February 08, 2013 - 13:56

    One can hope the K9 chewed the squeeker right out of him!!!!!!

  • Frank
    February 08, 2013 - 13:14

    Isn't this the same guy that was on the missing list a while back? I guess he was found!

  • Joe it All
    February 08, 2013 - 10:21

    Oh, no! The dog bit him. Surely there is something they can give the dog just in case so he don't get sick!!