Andre Lecuyer, accused as one of two men who bound and robbed another man in Corner Brook Jan. 31, is seeking legal aid representation through the Stephenville office.
The 33-year-old Massey Drive man appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday morning for the first time since being released on conditions following his arrest.
Lecuyer faces charges of break and enter, forcible confinement, robbery with violence, and disguise with intent. The Corner Brook Royal Newfoundland Constabulary characterized the Humber Road break-in as a targeted attack. Lecuyer, and co-accused Kirby Spence, were reportedly inside the home with their faces masked and carrying machetes and bear spray.
Police said the victim was bound by the feet and hands with plastic cable ties. The men allegedly stole $300, a black canvas bag and various electronics.
Legal-aid lawyer John Regan spoke on behalf of Lecuyer, who also appeared in court, Tuesday.
He told Judge Catherine Allen-Westby that Lecuyer had applied to legal aid, but would be represented by a lawyer out of Stephenville because of conflicts with the Corner Brook counsels.
The status of his application was not known.
The matter was set over to April 22.