CORNER BROOK — The 17-year-old man from Corner Brook charged with numerous offences, including uttering threats and extortion, was given one last chance, according to a provincial court judge.
The young man, now facing a total of 27 charges, was released from custody by provincial court Judge Kymil Howe. She cautioned him following her decision that he is on his last string.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary received a complaint from a Massey Drive couple on the afternoon of Jan. 10 that their vehicle had been taken without their consent.
They also reported that the person responsible for taking the vehicle threatened to damage it if a sum of money was not paid to him.
It's also alleged the accused assaulted the owner of the vehicle after he had returned it to him. The vehicle was not damaged in the incident.
The accused was arrested the following afternoon and charged with assault, theft of a motor vehicle, extortion, uttering threats and breaching court orders.
The list of charges includes 15 breaches of undertakings or release conditions dating back to July of last year.
The young man has no previous criminal record.
His release conditions include signing in with the RNC weekly, abiding by a 10 p.m.-7 a.m. curfew, not possessing any weapons, and refraining from alcohol or drug use or possession.
He is scheduled to return to court Feb. 13.