STEPHENVILLE — Matthew Francis O’Quinn, the 36-year-old resident of Stephenville charged with forcible confinement and a slew of other charges, had his plea postponed in Stephenville Provincial Court on Wednesday.
He was represented by legal-aid Lawyer Derek Hogan, via tele-conference to Judge Laura Mennie, who agreed to postpone until Sept. 14. It’s expected for that appearance O’Quinn will be once again represented by Hogan via teleconference.
It was on July 15 that O'Quinn was arrested by RCMP on a warrant for failing to comply with the conditions of a probation order.
Further investigation led to three counts of assault, five counts of uttering threats, one count of forcible confinement, two counts of pointing a firearm, one count of using a firearm in the commission of an offense and two counts of possessing a weapon contrary to an order. These charges are in relation to a domestic violence investigation.
O’Quinn has also been charged in relation to several break and enters into cabins in the Flat Bay Brook area that occurred within the previous two months. He is currently facing two counts of break and enter, four counts of failure to comply with conditions of his probation order and one count of uttering threats in regards to these matters.
He is also facing charges theft and failure to comply with conditions of his probation order for the theft of money from a floatplane on Alexander Pond in July.