Attempted murder charge laid against man accused of attacking men with bat

Rosie Mullaley
Published on May 7, 2014
Brandon (Brendon) Christopher Tobin is seen being led into provincial court in St. John's by a sherriff officer. — Telegram file photo.

A man accused of brutally attacking two men with a baseball bat has been charged with attempted murder.

The new charge was laid this afternoon when Brandon (Brendon) Christopher Tobin was brought back to provincial court in St. John’s.

The 20-year-old is also charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, breach of probation and breach of an undertaking.

He’s scheduled to have a bail hearing  May 15.

Tobin was arrested as a result of an incident that happened April 26.

Police were called to Keegan Court in the capital city shortly after 2 p.m. that day to a report of a possible assault with a weapon. But when officers arrived, neither a victim nor a suspect could be located.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, one of the two victims in the case was later located in a St. John's hospital, where he was being treated for serious injuries.

Police would not confirm or deny if the injuries were life threatening.

“I can say the injuries are serious,” wrote an RNC spokesman in an email to The Telegram last week.

Tobin was arrested a day after the incident.

He’s also charged with mischief and breaching court orders in connection with a separate incident that reportedly happened April 12. He’ll be back in court May 16 to answer to those charges.

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