Bail hearing continues Tuesday for Torbay man accused of assaults

Rosie Mullaley rmullaley@thetelegram.com
Published on January 4, 2016
Cletus J. Sparkes is escorted into Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court in St. John’s Monday afternoon for the start of his bail hearing.
Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

A Torbay man suspected of assaulting another man outside Captain’s Quarters bar in St. John’s and then trying to strike a police officer with his car will have his bail hearing continue Tuesday.

Cletus J. Sparkes, 35, was back in provincial court in St. John’s Monday afternoon for the start of the hearing, which will determine if he will be freed from jail. However, it didn’t finish before court closing time. Lawyers agreed to set it over to finish it Tuesday.

Sparkes was arrested Sunday night as a result of an incident on the bar’s parking lot on King’s Bridge Road.

Just after 9 p.m., a man was parking his car with the intention of going into the bar when Sparkes reportedly approached him and struck him in the back.

The man didn’t require medical attention, but he called police. When officers arrived, Sparkes was said to have tried to hit one of the officers with his car. The officer  wasn’t injured.

Sparkes was taken into custody and has been charged with impaired driving, refusing the breathalyzer, assault, assaulting a police officer with a weapon (a car), possessing a weapon (a knife), uttering threats to the police officer and to a second officer, and resisting arrest.

 

rmullaley@thetelegram.com

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Man accused of assault due in court today

A Torbay man suspected of assaulting another man outside Captain's Quarters bar and then trying to strike a police officer with his car is due to appear before a judge this morning.

Cletus J. Sparkes, 35, was arrested Sunday night as a result of an incident that happened on the bar's parking lot on King's Bridge Road.

Just after 9 p.m., a man was parking his car with the intentions of going into the bar when Sparkes reportedly struck him in the back.

The man didn't require medical attention, but called police. When officers arrived, Sparkes was said to have tried to hit one of the officers with his car. The officer wasn't injured.

Sparkes was taken into custody and has been charged with impaired driving, refusing the breathalyzer, assault, assaulting a police officer with a weapon (a car), possessing a weapon (a knife), uttering threats to the police officer and to a second officer and resisting arrest.

rmullaley@thetelegram.com

Twitter: TelyCourt

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Update:

Sparkes' first appearance will resume Jan. 5. See The Telegram Tuesday for more.