GEORGETOWN — A dispute on the last day of lobster fishing has led to one man pleading guilty to common assault with a weapon.
Ricky Paul Miller of Murray River entered the plea in provincial court here Thursday before Judge Nancy Orr.
Miller pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman, apparently on a boat, and the fracas led to others becoming involved as well. Other assault charges were laid but Crown prosecutor Lisa Goulden said the Crown was still assessing the involvement of other family members who reacted to the original attack.
Unconfirmed reports say Miller used a screwdriver in the confrontation and threw it overboard. The victim was apparently struck in the neck and shoulder area.
The court is in possession of victim impact statement’s and an agreed statement of facts.
The incident happened on June 29 and stay-away orders have been issued on Miller. Miller’s case was adjourned until next week when he will be sentenced.