UPDATE: Case set over for woman arrested at a bus stop after failing to attend court

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Amy Collins returned to provincial court this afternoon after a lunchtime pyschiatric assessment.

Amy Collins (right) shown being escorted into provincial court by a sheriff's officers in this Telegram file photo.

Doctors at the Waterford Hospital in St. John's requested a further week-long evaluation.

The case now has been set over to Nov. 1. 

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(Earlier story)

Woman who failed to attend sentencing hearing, arrested at bus stop

Amy Collins was arrested today at a bus stop in St. John’s, three days after warrant was issued for her arrest after she failed to show up in court for a sentencing hearing.

Collins, 36, believes she is free from laws that govern most people. She describes herself as a human rights advocate and, while she denies being a member of the Freeman on the Land movement, her beliefs are similar in that she refuses to heed government rules.

Collins was arrested in September and on Oct. 11 was convicted of obstructing justice, resisting arrest and breaching probation following her trial, in which she refused to take part.

During proceedings in her trial, Collins continuously shouted objections and insisted that the judge call her "My Lady." She constantly interrupted the judge, prompting him to find her in contempt of court.

She’s due to appear in provincial court today on new charges of failing to attend court and two counts of breaching court orders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Freeman eh?
    October 25, 2013 - 13:32

    Seems she doesn't mind availing of taxpayer subsdized services like metrobus. More like freeloader on the land...

  • carogers
    October 25, 2013 - 11:55

    She claims to be a "freemen of the land" and rides Metro Bus???? This seems off. She fights with authorities telling them they have no jurisdiction over her and she uses city subsidized public transportation. All money collected from residents of the not so free men of this land.