Man accused of having prohibited gun in vehicle granted bail

Rosie Mullaley
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A man arrested after someone reportedly spotted him in a vehicle holding a gun has been released from jail.
John Peter Richard Squires was granted bail this afternoon following a hearing at provincial court in St. John’s.

Conditions of his release include that he adhere to a curfew and abstain from drugs and alcohol.

He’s also banned from having a firearm or weapon and was prohibited from driving.

Squires was also ordered to pay $3,000 to the court.

He’s due back in court Sept. 22.

The 30-year-old faces several charges, including one for possession of a prohibited firearm — a long rifle.

Police were called at 2:20 a.m. Thursday from a person in the Buckmaster’s Circle area of the capital city, where someone saw a man in a vehicle with a long rifle.

The RNC said Squires was arrested without incident.

He faces charges of possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing an unauthorized firearm, breaching a prohibition order and storing a firearm in an unsafe manner.

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