Green facing charges related to a serious assault Sunday night
Kenny Green attended provincial court by phone from hospital Thursday afternoon, having been arrested by police Wednesday night after a three-day search.
Green, 42, is facing charges of assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, dangerous driving, flight from police and breaches of court orders in connection with multiple investigations, says the RNC.
Police had been looking for Green since Sunday night, when a man in his 40s was assaulted at a home on Goodridge Street in St. John’s and sent to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the assault and Green was determined to be a second suspect.
Officers surrounded a home at 374 Empire Ave. Monday morning upon receiving information Green was there. The RNC asked area residents to stay inside their homes and diverted traffic while they contained the residence. An occupant of the home let police inside, said RNC spokesman Cst. James Cadigan.
“We were able to enter the residence and successfully clear the home. The suspect was not located at that home,” he told The Telegram.
Officers had made contact with the suspect, he said.
On Tuesday, police issued a public request for information on Green’s whereabouts, asking people not to approach him. They located Green riding as a passenger in a vehicle on Campbell Avenue around suppertime Wednesday and arrested him on nearby Hamilton Avenue.
It’s not known why Green is in hospital. In court he waived his right to a bail hearing for the time being and will remain in custody to await his next court appearance, which is scheduled to happen by video on Dec. 3.
Green pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2014 for the beating death of Joey Whalen, 47, in a home on Tessier Place a year earlier. He was sentenced to six years behind bars.
While in prison, Green was beaten in a planned attack by other inmates in the chapel at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary that saw them attempt to cover surveillance cameras before swarming him, assault him with a broken pew and stab him with a shank, leaving him with permanent injuries.
Green sued the provincial government for negligence over the chapel riot, and received a $45,000 settlement in 2018.