A man charged with helping an accused murderer is back in jail.
Jonathan Rowe was arrested today for reportedly stealing items from P.J. Groceteria in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's last summer.
The 30-year-old has been charged with theft under $5,000, and two breaches of court orders — one for failing to abstain from alcohol and another for failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
The incident was said to have happened Aug. 14, 2012.
He made a brief appearance in provincial court this afternoon. He agreed to go back to jail until Tuesday. The Crown told the court they are opposed his bail. He must now apply for bail at Newfoundland Supreme Court.
Rowe's more serious charge was laid in connection with a murder of a St. John's man, Nick Winsor. Philip Pynn and Lyndon Butler are charged with murder in that case. Rowe is believed to have been an accessory for Pynn, according to police.
The 29-year-old was arrested and charged in April for his alleged involvement in the events surrounding the death of Winsor, who was shot and killed at a house on Portugal Cove Road in the capital city on July 9, 2011.