Bay Roberts RCMP responds to man armed with an axe in Upper Island Cove, N.L.

Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador – Twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Mercer of Upper Island Cove was taken into custody by Bay Roberts RCMP on August 28, 2020, following a disturbance outside a residence.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Bay Roberts RCMP received a report that Mercer, who was believed to be intoxicated, was armed with an axe and was causing damage to items on the property.

Prior to police arrival, Mercer departed the residence in a vehicle but was located by Bay Roberts RCMP a short distance away. A traffic stop was conducted and Mercer, who showed signs of alcohol impairment, was arrested and taken into police custody. He was transported to the detachment for breath testing and refused to provide a breath sample.

Mercer appeared in court today via teleconference and was released on court ordered conditions.

(File Photo) Axe
(File Photo) Axe

He is charged with the following offences:

Impaired driving

Refusing to provide a breath sample

Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Two counts of Mischief (damage to property)

Uttering Threats

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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