Man awaiting trail on accessory to murder charge arrested for theft

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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.

Geographic location: Portugal Cove Road, St. John's

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  • JIM ANDREWS
    February 22, 2013 - 18:13

    THANKS TO PJS FOR TAKING THE EFFORT TO PROSICUTE THIS PERSON. THEY COMMIT PETTY CRIME AFTER CRIME THINKING NO ONE WILL PROSICUTE OR GET INVOLVED. MOST VISTIMS CAN NOT STAND UP TO THESE CHILD LIKE BULLIES. TATTOO ON ANOTHER TEAR AND $%#@ OFF.

    • Not Jim Andrews thank god
      June 19, 2013 - 20:53

      Hi Jim to each there own I guess and your 100 percent right about the good effort to prosicute but I'm pretty sure that 4 days after his arrest all charges were dropped because they had the wrong person but sence than got the right person so justice was upheld so mabe you shouldn't be so quick to judge. Xoxo