Two plead guilty to robbing alleged drug dealer

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Allison Clements and Paul Gavin pleaded guilty to robbery in provincial court in St. John's today. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

A man and a woman who were a part of a group who robbed a reported drug dealer have each pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery.

Paul Michael Gavin, 20, and Allison Clements, 21, entered the guilty pleas today when they appeared in provincial court in St. John’s.

One count of assault causing bodily harm was withdrawn against each of the defendants by the Crown in exchange for the guilty pleas.

Clements also faces several counts of theft from unrelated incidents.

Sentencing hearings are set for October.

Another woman, Jessica Bonnell, already pleaded guilty to her involvement in the robbery and was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Police are still searching for another man, Dillon Downer, who is also believed to have been involved in the robbery.

It happened Oct. 9, 2011, when a man was attacked by four people near the west gate of Bowring Park in the capital city.

The group stole prescription pills, as well as a number of personal items.

More details of what happened will be disclosed during the sentencing hearing.

 

rgillingham@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Geographic location: Bowring Park

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  • Help This Generation
    August 05, 2013 - 21:26

    Maybe the future of our province wouldn't be so scary if troubled youth and young adults got help for their addictions and problems instead of just a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again. Many addictions stem from underlying issues that therapy and counselling could help. Maybe help fix the problem instead of letting it get worse!!

  • John Lewis
    August 05, 2013 - 14:13

    The report in CBC/NL does not say that the victim was a drug dealer. What is the reason for your statement that he was? CBC NL also gives the ages of each of the four. It is of some interest.

  • Philllle
    August 05, 2013 - 14:05

    Upstanding youg citizens..... This is the future of our province....God help us...

    • Eli
      August 05, 2013 - 16:04

      Incident happend in 2011, perpetrators plead guilty in August 2013. That's bad enough. They should've escorted direcly to the jug then and there, not two years later when some patsy judge will give 'em their Get Out Of Jail Free Cards. If those punks are the future of our province what do you think of our courts right nows? They smell.