CORNER BROOK — Eugene Steadman Victor Crocker returned from psychiatric assessment to a bit of confusion in provincial court in Corner Brook Monday.
The 29-year-old Trout River man accused of setting fire to the town's medical centre in June did not have a lawyer to represent him and his psychiatric report had not arrived from the Waterford Hospital.
He told Judge Kymil Howe he expected his legal-aid lawyer Jodi MacDonald to be there. He also said he had an envelope with him at some point, but does not what it was or what happened to it.
After a recess, legal-aid lawyer Lynn Cole attended court and told the judge MacDonald was on vacation and unaware Crocker was due to return at that time. It was found the report had not been signed by the doctor, and would be sent to the court when that was done.
Cole asked for a postponement until MacDonald returned from vacation. The matter was set over to Aug. 15.
Crocker is still in custody after being denied bail in June. He is facing 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. He 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.
The co-accused in the medical clinic break-in and fire, Conrad Curtis Crocker, 30 and also of Trout River, was given a 60-day intermittent sentence earlier this month. He was also convicted of an assault and a breach of the sex offender registry.