Harbour Grace RCMP charges two men in violent incident

May 23, 2024
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Thirty-three-year-old James Snow of Goose Cove and twenty-two-year-old Brady Parsons of Upper Island Cove have been arrested and charged following an incident involving confinement, assault and threats this past weekend.

Just before midnight on Saturday, May 18, 2024, Harbour Grace RCMP received a report of a male in his twenties being forcibly taken from a residence in Carbonear by two other males. The three are known to each other.

The victim was taken to a location in Carbonear against his will, where he was assaulted and threatened. After some time, he was able to escape and report the incident to police. Two suspects were identified and believed to have left the scene in a Black GMC pickup truck.

RCMP NL Police Dog Services, along with officers from Bay Roberts, Holyrood and Ferryland RCMP Detachments were engaged in a search for the two suspects. Early Sunday morning, the described truck was located and a search warrant was obtained to search the truck. James Snow and Brady Parsons were subsequently arrested and have since been charged in court.

James Snow has been released from custody until his next court appearance and Brady Parsons remains in police custody pending a court appearance scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, May 24. Both males are charged with the following offences:

  • Uttering Threats
  • Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order

The investigation is continuing.

If you have any information related to this incident or the persons involved, please call Harbour Grace RCMP at 709-596-5014. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app. #SayItHere


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