Man charged with confining, threatening woman

Rosie Mullaley
Published on July 30, 2013
Gary Thomas Hennessey appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Wednesday, a day after he was arrested for reportedly confining and threatening a woman and damaging her property.
 — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

A man who was the subject of a police search during the past week will be behind bars for at least another few weeks.

Gary Thomas Hennessey  appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Monday, a day after he was arrested in the Shea Heights area of the city.

Following a lunch-hour psychiatric assessment — in which doctors at the Waterford Hospital deemed him mentally fit to stand trial — lawyers agreed to bring his case back to court Sept. 5.

The 29-year-old had been wanted in connection with an incident that happened Wednesday in Paradise, where he reportedly assaulted and confined a woman.

The RNC issued a public advisory, with a description of Hennessey, after the incident.

Police described his several tattoos, including the two teardrops under his right eye and the numerous ones on his arms, including a skull with lower jawbone missing on his arm and a devil.

Hennessey — who is listed as living in Paradise in some court documents and in St. John’s in others — faces multiple charges, which were said to have been committed between Wednesday and Sunday.

He’s charged with assaulting the woman, uttering threats to her, unlawfully confining her and breaching probation from Wednesday.

From Thursday, he was charged with mischief by damaging the woman’s property, uttering threats to another woman on the phone and breaching probation.

Charges from Friday include two counts each of uttering threats to the woman, mischief by damaging her property and breaching probation.

On Sunday, he was said to have broken into the woman’s house, damaged her property, uttered threats to her, a man and an RNC officer. He was also charged with assaulting three police officers and a correctional officer.

Another charge of breaching probation was also laid.

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