Brittany Jenkins walked into provincial courtroom No. 5 Wednesday to face charges arising from trying to sneak a knife into court in her bra in June, but before she had time to face the judge, it was revealed by the Crown that there was a warrant for her arrest in connection with another matter, and as soon as she entered the court a sheriff’s officer escorted her out and into custody.
Jenkins, 19, was found to have a knife with a three-inch blade in her bra when the security scanner at provincial court in St. John’s sounded last month.
She at first denied she was concealing anything. A female sheriff’s officer with a hand-held device detected metal in Jenkins’ chest area.
Jenkins reportedly told the officer the scanner was sounding because of her underwire bra. She eventually gave in and removed the knife.
Jenkins had been in court that day in June for a court appearance on charges of public mischief for falsely reporting a robbery in December 2012, theft from Shopper’s Drug Mart in March of this year and theft from Sobeys and causing a disturbance in April. She also faces several counts of breaching court orders in connection with those incidents.
Following the incident with the knife, she was charged with five additional charges — breaching the Court Security Act by possessing a weapon in a restricted area, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public, carrying a concealed weapon, breaching probation and breaching an undertaking.
The details of the warrant that found her back in police custody Wednesday were not disclosed.