Man believed to have ties to violent biker gang granted bail

Rosie Mullaley
Published on July 5, 2013
Bradley John Summers

One of two St. John’s men suspected of being affiliated with violent biker gang activity has been released from prison.

Bradley John Summers, 32, was granted bail following the completion of a hearing at provincial court in St. John’s Thursday.

Judge Colin Flynn agreed to have Summers freed on conditions that include he pay a $15,000 cash deposit, with a $5,000 surety.

As of court closing time, Summers was still behind bars, as he unable to come up with the money immediately following the hearing. Summer, who was represented by  lawyer Tim O’Brien, is expected to be released sometime today.

His co-accused, Allan Winfield Potter, 50, is still in jail awaiting his hearing.

In court Thursday, Potter’s lawyer, John Kelly, opted to set it over until Monday.

Potter and Summers each face four counts of assault — two of them joint charges — while Summers faces four counts of uttering threats and Potter one for the same charge. The latter charge for uttering threats is also a joint one. The charges relate to multiple victims, some of whom are listed on court documents as “unknown,” while other complainants are listed by initials.

The men were arrested Friday afternoon at the corner of Duckworth Street and Bates Hill in the city’s downtown.

In a news release issued later that day, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, working jointly with the RCMP, said the charges relate to incidents in the George Street area between March and May.

Police gave no details, only saying there was no association to any particular outlaw motorcycle gang.

However, both wore Hells Angels shirts when they came to court.

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