The RNC confirmed late Tuesday evening that the assault suspect they have been searching for since Sunday night is Kenny Green.
In a release issued at 5:40 p.m., police said they’re seeking to arrest Green in connection with a serious assault that happened in the centre of the city over the weekend.
At around 9 p.m. Sunday, the 42-year-old is alleged to have used a weapon to assault another man, in his 40s, on Goodridge Street.
“The community is asked not to approach Green,” the release stated.
Anyone with anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can be given anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
The search for Green prompted RNC officers, some of them armed with rifles, to surround 374 Empire Ave just after 10 a.m. Monday. While police didn’t confirm it, it’s believed to be Green’s residence. More than a dozen officers and eight police cars surrounded the house, as they blocked traffic in that section, from Ropewalk Lane to Cordage Place.
However, after about two hours, it was determined Green wasn’t there and the road was reopened just after noon.
Green is no stranger to the justice system. In 2014, he was sentenced to a six-year jail term in the beating death of Joey Whalen. Green beat Whalen in a fight that broke out on March 17, 2013, at a house on Tessier Place in the downtown area of the city. Green admitted he attacked Whalen because he thought Whalen — who had sold drugs for him in the past — was going to “rip him off.”
Green had originally been charged with second-degree murder, but that charge was dropped.
He was also the target of a planned attack by a group of inmates in the chapel of Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in 2014. Green was beaten, stabbed with homemade knives, and struck in the head with a broken pew.
Green, who claimed he was permanently injured as a result of the attack, sued the province for negligence, won the case and was awarded $45,000.
Rosie Mullaley reports on breaking news in St. John’s.