CORNER BROOK — The man accused of setting the medical centre in Trout River on fire earlier this month has been denied bail.
Eugene Steadman Victor Crocker, 29, of Trout River was arrested last weekend in relation to allegedly breaking into the health clinic and starting a fire on June 9.
He has also been charged with breaking into the Lions Club hall on June 7 and with resisting arrest.
There are nine charges in total, including the arson and a third break and entry charge, which relates to an incident at the medical clinic on March 10. Crocker is also charged with two counts each of uttering threats and possessing stolen property and with breaching a court order he was subject to at the time of the alleged offences.
The property he is alleged to have been in possession of include food items in relation to the June 7 incident at the Lions Club and medication believed to have been taken from the clinic during the second break-in.
A bail hearing that began in provincial court in Corner Brook Wednesday concluded Thursday with Crocker being denied bail. He initially had his first appearance in court for election and plea set for August, but that has now been moved ahead to June 26 since Crocker has been remanded into custody.
The details of the arguments for, and against, Crocker's release and the reasons why Judge Kymil Howe decided against releasing him are not permitted to be publicized.