Man accused of using lozenge in assault released

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CORNER BROOK  — A 20-year-old from Corner Brook has been released under strict conditions after being charged in relation to an assault on a female.

Dylan Joseph Hulan — facing nine charges — appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook, whereby Crown attorney Ed Ring consented to his release on Tuesday.

The RNC reported receiving a complaint of an assault from a 20-year-old city woman known to the accused Monday. She alleged she was assaulted by Hulan between Jan. 8-13 at a city residence. Police were unable to find the accused until Tuesday morning. He was charged with two counts of assault with a weapon — a lozenge and a cooking pot — two counts of assault, uttering threats, two counts of mischief to property — a television and a couch — and two counts of breaching probation.

The victim sustained minor injuries, but did not require medical treatment, according to police. The RNC is continuing to investigate.

Hulan was released under a number of conditions, including signing in at the RCMP detachment in Stephenville weekly, residing with a relative in Stephenville, not carrying or possessing any form of weapons, refraining from alcohol and drugs, and have no contact with the female victim.

Hulan intends to apply to legal aid for representation prior to his Feb. 26 court date.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Hulan, Stephenville

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  • Mr Corner Brook
    January 16, 2013 - 19:56

    Thank God he wasn't using a larger caliber weapon, like a peppermint knob! RNC would have needed the swat team to diffuse that situation.

    • Devil's Advocate
      January 17, 2013 - 20:43

      It would be funnier, if it were not true : )

  • justin
    January 16, 2013 - 18:30

    Mr Hickey, yes to be assaulted by a lozenge is a bit foolish, but not so much with a pot! Your comments never fail to humour me. And to think the cops are leading the way.......they obviously put this kid up to it! Next time you think about posting a comment you should should think again..........then some more........and a little more and then don't!

  • Citizen
    January 16, 2013 - 17:47

    Obviously he threw things at the victim. A person can be harmed by small objects if, for example, they strike the eye. Quite the guy.

    • Jack
      January 16, 2013 - 21:45

      A cough drop can hurt you? So much for Hall's and Sucrets. Give me a break.

  • Jack
    January 16, 2013 - 16:06

    Almost sounds like the infamous "Chicken Finger Incident" of 2001 which severely embarrassed Nova Scotia's Education system. If you don't remember this incident, a then 7 year old boy, Billy Barnes, pointed a breaded chicken finger at a teacher. This incident nearly ruined his boy's reputation for good, all over a stupid piece of food. In the end, Nova Scotia's Southwest Regional School Board rescinded that suspension, thus proving they have some common sense. This measure was taken in order to stop giving Nova Scotia international condemnation over this foolishness. Since chicken fingers and cough drops don't kill, I hope Court Judges in this country start thinking logically and showing some common sense as true highly educated people are supposed to be. As for the stupid judge, I have a message for you. Cough drops don't kill.

  • Paul Locke
    January 16, 2013 - 14:19

    So he's not allowed to buy a pack of Halls. How stupid is that

  • Rod Lyver
    January 16, 2013 - 14:03

    WOW!! Charged with assault by lozenge, That sucks!!!

  • John Hickey
    January 16, 2013 - 09:29

    That must've been one helluva big lozenge. To even charge someone with this is so laughable .. I guess the old fashioned pea shooters of my youth would be considered as deadly as an automatic assault rifle these days.. Obviously, the world is gone completely nuts and the cops are leading the way...