Application hearing next month for suspected gang members

Published on February 26, 2014

Two men facing multiple assault charges that police suspect are connected to violent activities involving outlaw motorcycle gangs will be the subject of a one-day application hearing next month in St. John’s.

According to the St. John’s Provincial Court docket, the application for Allan Winfield Potter and Bradley John Summers is for severance of the accused and counts. Both men face four counts of assault — two of which are joint charges. Summers, 32, is also facing four counts of uttering threats. One of those counts is shared with Potter, 50.

Judge Colin Flynn agreed Wednesday to schedule a one-day hearing for the application on March 31.

When the accused were arrested last summer, police said the charges related to incidents that happened near George Street between March and May 2013.

The street address listed for Summers on a court document matched that of a home on Hamilton Avenue that was the victim of suspected arson. Last summer, the RNC told media it believed that incident and a drive-by-shooting in a St. John’s neighbourhood that targeted the wrong home were somehow connected.

Summers and Potter were both released on bail in July of last year.