Woman who had knife in bra arrested again while in court

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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.

 

Facing charges

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.

 

josh.pennell@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Drug Mart, Sobeys

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