Stacey Owen Payne appears in provincial court in Corner Brook June 12.
CORNER BROOK A Corner Brook man with a lengthy history of run-ins with the law has entered not guilty pleas to the latest charges against him, including uttering threats at a business and towards a school.
Stacey Owen Payne, 33, entered the not guilty pleas during an appearance in provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday.
He pleaded to two counts each of uttering threats to cause death, uttering threats to destroy property and causing a disturbance. He also entered guilty pleas to single counts of mischief and trespassing and to 17 breaches of probation and four breaches of an undertaking or recognizance.
Payne is accused of uttering threats to blow up G.C. Rowe Junior High School in June and to do damage to property at the Coleman’s grocery store on Caribou Road last spring.
He has eight prior convictions and, according to court documents in relation to a prior conviction, Payne has been diagnosed with a mental illness.
Two days have been set aside for a trial on the 29 outstanding charges. The trial is scheduled to be heard in provincial court Dec. 9-10.