Bonne Bay man who allegedly threatened politicians deemed fit to stand trial | Canada | News
CORNER BROOK, NL –
George Brake has been deemed fit to negotiate and would now like to exercise his right to a bail hearing.
Brake, 66, of Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, charged with threatening West Coast politicians, appeared on a conference call from Her Majesty’s St. John’s Prison in Corner Brook Provincial Court on Thursday afternoon.
After his arrest, Brake was ordered to undergo a fitness test at Waterford Hospital.
With the result being that he can stand trial and the Crown is still against his release, the next step in his case was to set up a bail hearing for Monday.
His arrest came on January 26 after the RCMP received a notice that he was on his way from Bonne Bay to Deer Lake to “stop” the election.
After a high speed chase, he was arrested in the parking lot of Jim Goudie’s law office in Deer Lake. Goudie is the progressive Conservative candidate for Humber-Gros Morne.
After his arrest, 36 hunting and tactical knives were found in his truck and police claim he threatened the execution of local politicians.
Brake is charged with threatening to possess a gun for a dangerous purpose, to operate a vehicle dangerously, to flee the police, to possess two firearms – a Benelli 12 guagen shotgun and a Browning .300 lever rifle – Without a license and careless storage of both weapons and ammunition.
Diane Crocker reports on West Coast news.