Two men charged in alleged robbery and assault

Cory Hurley
Published on January 11, 2013
Jonathan Park, 18, of Corner Brook makes his first appearance in court on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 in relation to an alleged robbery and assault last month.
Cory Hurley

CORNER BROOK — The RNC has arrested and charged a pair of young men in relation to an alleged robbery Dec. 31.

A 20-year-old man alleges he was robbed of a sum of money and also assaulted. He was treated for injuries and released from Western Memorial Regional Hospital.

Police charged Jonathan Park, 18, of Corner Brook with a count of robbery with violence and a breach of a court order. He appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook Thursday afternoon, and was held in custody overnight in anticipation of a possible bail hearing today.

The second man charged, a 20-year-old also from Corner Brook, has yet to appear in court. Facing one count of robbery with violence, he is expected to make his first appearance today.

The RNC reported arresting the two men Thursday after investigating the complaint received Jan. 3. The victim and both accused were known to each other, according to police.

The investigation into this matter is continuing and police are asking anyone with information about it to contact the RNC or Crime Stoppers.

Meanwhile, during Park’s court appearance Thursday, Crown attorney Lori St. Croix was not willing to release him. Legal-aid lawyer Lynn Cole represented Park during the brief hearing, and said she was not prepared to have a bail hearing immediately. The matter was set over until today to allow both lawyers involved to have further discussions and decide their position with respect to his release. It is likely another legal-aid lawyer will represent Park in court today.