Gould utters obscenity toward judge in open court in Corner Brook

Gary Kean
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Pius Gould appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook Wednesday.

CORNER BROOK  A man with a history of assaulting peace officers expressed his frustrations in court Wednesday.

Pius Freeman Gould of Massey Drive has been in custody since being denied bail following his arrest Oct. 22.

He now has 29 charges against him stemming from separate incidents. Those charges include assaulting a peace officer, resisting or obstructing a peace officer, uttering threats, mischief and breaches probation and other court orders.

When his matters were called before Judge Catherine Allen-Westby in provincial court in Corner Brook Wednesday morning, legal aid duty counsel Sandi MacKinnon informed the court that no one in the Corner Brook office of the Legal Aid Commission could continue to represent Gould. MacKinnon said another lawyer would be arranged to represent him, but the matter would have to be called again in the afternoon to determine when the new lawyer could schedule Gould’s next appearance.

Gould was back in court briefly in the afternoon when it was determined that lawyer Amanda Barfitt could accommodate an appearance Jan. 2.

An agitated Gould asked why he was brought into court for an appearance that lasted mere minutes. As he was being led out of the courtroom, he uttered an obscenity toward the judge.

Allen-Westby did not reply to Gould’s comments and adjourned court.

Organizations: Legal Aid Commission

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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