Two Happy Valley-Goose Bay women face multiple charges related to arson and assault

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador – Two women are facing multiple charges following response by Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP to a report of a residential fire received on Friday evening, April 2, at approximately 8:10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police officers located the home owner who had injuries from an apparent assault. He was immediately transported to hospital for treatment and has since been released. Happy Valley-Goose Bay Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames. Fire investigators also attended.

As a result of the ongoing investigation into the matter, Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Labrador General Investigation Section, arrested two women, 34-year-old Margaret Harris and 33-year-old Jennis Judy Mary Harris, both of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Both appeared in court on Saturday, remain in custody and are set to appear in court again tomorrow, April 7.

Margaret Harris is charged with the following:

Assault causing bodily harm

Arson with disregard for human life

Arson resulting in property damage

Failure to comply with a probation order

Failure to comply with a court-ordered condition

Arson Fire
(File Photo) Arson Fire

Jennis Judy Mary Harris is charged with the following:

Assault causing bodily harm

Failure to comply with a probation order

The matter remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP at 709-896-3383 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for “P3 Tips”. Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP

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