Man charged after standoff with police released from jail

Rosie Mullaley
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Billy Earle grimaced in pain as he was led into provincial court in St. John’s Monday. With the help of crutches, he slowly limped into Courtroom No. 7 alongside two sheriff’s officers.

Billy Earle enters provincial court in St. John’s on crutches Monday, three days after he was reportedly involved in a standoff with police at his downtown apartment.
— Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

The 49-year-old reportedly spent much of the weekend in hospital after he injured his knee during an incident with police.

Earle was said to have been involved in a standoff with RNC officers Friday night at his apartment on Flowers Hill in downtown St. John’s.

Few details were available Monday, but police reportedly were called to the house after a report of a disturbance. It resulted in a standoff with police that was said to have lasted about 45 minutes.

Earle was said to have been injured when police arrested him.

He’s charged with seven counts of uttering threats to police officers and a single count of possessing a weapon. There is no word on what the weapon was.

Lawyers agreed to release Earle with strict conditions. He’s due back in court Nov. 15.

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Geographic location: Flowers Hill

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  • Kaitlyn
    October 08, 2013 - 08:36

    Finally, justice for this man. If he gets off on all charges this time because he's a mount cashel victim I will lose all hope in our justice system. I literally hope they lockup this pitiful excuse of a human and throw away the only key.