A 23-year-old Renews man suspected of stabbing another man in that town over the weekend was back in provincial court in St. John’s this morning.
Spencer Rees Jesso was back in provincial court in St. John’s this morning. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
Spencer Rees Jesso — who had two black eyes and scratches over his face — was said to have been involved in a fight at a beach party in Renews Saturday night. During the altercation, Jesso reportedly stabbed a man multiple times in the chest.
The 20-year-old victim from Ferryland suffered multiple stab wounds, according to Ferryland RCMP. He was taken to hospital and was in stable condition as of Sunday morning.
Police described the attack as a targeted one and said the public should not fear for its own safety.
In court today, duty counsel Jane Fitzpatrick and Crown prosecutor Lisa Stead agreed to set the case over Wednesday. Jesso agreed to go back to jail until then.
Jesso, who first came to court for a brief appearance Sunday, faces charges of aggravated assault, uttering threats to a woman and two counts of breaching probation.
Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call Ferryland RCMP at 1-800-817-6880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).