Men accused of multiple assaults appear in court

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Two men that police suspect are involved in violent activities connected to outlaw motorcycle gangs appeared in a St. John’s courtroom Saturday afternoon.

Allan Winfield Potter, 50, and Bradley John Summers, 32, both made brief appearances before Judge Lori Marshall at Weekend and Statutory Holidays Court.

Each man faces four counts of assault, while Summers faces four counts of uttering threats and Potter one for the same charge.

In a joint news release issued Friday, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the RCMP said the charges relate to incidents that happened in the George Street area between March and May of this year.

Both men will remain in custody over the long weekend. They are due to appear in St. John’s Provincial Court Tuesday morning.

The street address listed for Summers on a court document is for a house on Hamilton Avenue that was targeted last May in what police have called a suspicious incident.

Earlier this month, RNC Chief Robert Johnston told reporters that it was suspected that incident and a recent drive-by shooting in a residential neighbourhood were somehow connected.

For more on this story, read Tuesday’s edition of The Telegram.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: George Street, Hamilton Avenue

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