The three-day trial for a 29-year-old man accused of committing multiple break-and-enters in St. John’s will not be going ahead.
That’s because Chad Randolph Hudson decided to change his pleas from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty.’
Hudson was facing a total of eight charges related to events that occurred over a five-month period. That total includes two new charges that came to light Tuesday relating to separate break-and-enter incidents in December of last year.
Through his lawyer Ken Hollett, Hudson entered guilty pleas on both of those charges. Crown prosecutor Dana Sullivan agreed to withdraw one count of break-and-enter and change two others to mischiefs charges, to which Hudson changed his pleas to guilty.
In total, Hudson has pleaded guilty to three counts of break-and-enter, two counts of mischief, one count for possession of an instrument for the purpose of committing a crime, and one count of attempting to disarm an officer.
The latter incident occurred in April at St. John’s provincial court and involved a sheriff officer’s baton.
A pre-sentencing report will be prepared to consider his suitability for probation and to assess his risk to re-offend. Judge Pamela Goulding agreed to schedule his next appearance at provincial court for Nov. 14. Hudson remains in custody.