A Mount Pearl man accused of possessing a prohibited weapon and intending to use it for a dangerous purpose remained in jail over the weekend following his arrest overnight Friday.
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Police allege Travis Neary had brass knuckles — a prohibited weapon — when he was arrested overnight Friday in Mount Pearl.
Travis Neary, 23, appeared in a St. John’s courtroom Saturday afternoon sporting a black eye. A court document alleges Neary possessed brass knuckles when police encountered him earlier that day. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning for a possible bail hearing.
According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report from Saturday, police were initially called to Schreyer Crescent in Mount Pearl to deal with a man who was publicly intoxicated.
Neary was arrested and charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting arrest, and possessing a controlled substance, along with charges for breaching probation and breaching an undertaking.
On Saturday, prosecutor Kathleen O'Reilly said the Crown opposed releasing Neary. Those wishes were shared by Federal Crown prosecutor James Hughes. The charge for possession of a controlled substance in relation to less than 30 grams of marijuana is a federal matter.
Chief Judge Mark Pike agreed to remand the accused in custody for the rest of the weekend.
A call to police about a man suspected of being publicly intoxicated in Mount Pearl resulted in a charge of possessing a prohibited weapon, amongst several others.
The 23-year-old man is also charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting arrest, and possessing a controlled substance, along with charges for breaching probation and breaching an undertaking.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was called to a residential neighbourhood on Schreyer Crescent at 2 a.m. The controlled substance is said to be marijuana, according to police.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court Saturday morning.