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Colin Wheeler facing new set of charges in Corner Brook court

Colin Wheeler is seen entering provincial court in Corner Brook on Monday.
Colin Wheeler is seen entering provincial court in Corner Brook on Monday.

A man with a history of violence found himself back before a provincial court judge in Corner Brook on Monday.

Colin Percy Wheeler, 35, was arrested over the weekend and charged with assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats to police to cause bodily harm and two counts of mischief — one for damaging his alleged victim’s coat and another for interfering with the lawful use or enjoyment of property belonging to another woman.

The incident that led to the charges is alleged to have taken place in Benoit’s Cove where Wheeler had been living.

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Wheeler appeared briefly before Judge Catherine Allen-Westby on Monday morning and was remanded until Wednesday for a bail hearing.

The provincial Crown is opposed to his release and will proceed by indictment on the charges.

Nearly six years ago Wheeler was convicted of assault with a weapon and aggravated assault in the stabbing of a man at a residence on Beothuk Cresent in the city.

The stabbing occurred in November 2010.

At the time, Wheeler was on parole for a sentence in relation to an armed robbery in Ontario.

Then 29, he was sentenced to four years in jail in November 2011, but with credit for time served that was reduced to just over three years.

He later appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court or Newfoundland and Labrador’s Court of Appeal. His appeal was heard in January 2013 and denied that May.

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