CORNER BROOK — A young man from Corner Brook with violent offences still before the courts remains in police custody after he was arrested on more charges, including assault and arson, this past weekend.
Paxton R. Sheahan, 20, was arrested early Sunday morning after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was called to a residence on Pratt Street at around 3:10 a.m.
A man living at the home told police that a man had broken into the home, brandishing a small axe, and had assaulted him. The victim, who suffered only a minor injury in the alleged assault, said he was able to force the intruder out of the home, but that the intruder then set fire to his car before fleeing from the area.
The man managed to extinguish the fire set in the car, but the Corner Brook Fire Department was called to ensure the fire was out.
The suspect, who was known to the victim, was not at the location when the RNC arrived. Sheahan was located at a residence on nearby Bugden Place a short time later and, although he tried to flee from police, was arrested at that location.
Sheahan made an appearance before a provincial court judge Sunday on charges of break and entry, common assault, uttering threats, arson, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of a court order. He was back in court for what had been scheduled to be a bail hearing Monday, but the matter has been adjourned for a status update today.
The court docket indicates that the other matters Sheahan has before the courts will also be called during today’s appearance. Those charges include robbery and assault in relation to his alleged involvement in the beating and assault of a man last New Year’s Eve.