Bonne Bay man who allegedly threatened politicians deemed fit to stand trial | Local | News
CORNER BROOK, NL –
George Brake was found to be able to negotiate and would like to exercise his right to a bail hearing.
Accused of threatening West Coast politicians, Brake, 66, of Shoal Brook in Bonne Bay 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 assessment 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 schedule 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.
He was arrested in the parking lot of Jim Goudie’s law firm in Deer Lake after a high-speed chase. 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 accused of threatening to possess a weapon 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 cannons and ammunition.
Diane Crocker reports on West Coast news.