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Accused man and woman won't stay away from each other, police allege

James Glasco and Amanda Maher in court in St. John’s on Monday.
James Glasco and Amanda Maher in court in St. John’s. - Tara Bradbury file photo/The Telegram

Alleged thieves James Glasco and Amanda Maher continue to be arrested together, despite being ordered apart by the court

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

A couple who were acquitted in April of having committed an armed robbery of a St. John's gas station together were back in court Thursday, charged with stealing from a different gas station.

James Glasco, 45, and Amanda Maher, 35, are back in custody, charged as well with not staying away from each other as ordered by the court.

Glasco has agreed to remain in custody until his next court appearance on July 22, while Maher will be back in court Friday for a bail hearing.

Glasco and Maher had been charged with an armed robbery at a Freshwater Road gas station last December, but were cleared of those charges after a provincial court judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to establish they were guilty.

Maher was the woman captured on video in the store seconds before the robbery, but there wasn't enough proof that she had been involved, Judge David Orr said.

There wasn't enough evidence to prove that the male suspect with the baseball bat seen on the video with a bandanna over half his face was Glasco, the judge also determined.

"This is not a Bonnie and Clyde-type duo," Glasco's lawyer told the court in her closing submissions at trial.

They were both eventually released after appearing before a judge on other charges, and given a condition to have no contact with each other.

Glasco and Maher were back in custody together at the end of June, charged with breaching that condition, among other court orders, as well as one count each of theft under $5,000. They were released again to await court dates, and ordered once again to have no contact.

Court documents indicate the couple was arrested again on Wednesday and charged with breaching that order on two occasions this week, as well as with stealing from the Esso gas station on Anderson Avenue in St. John's last Sunday.


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