Harbour Grace RCMP responds to stabbing; one man arrested and charged with a number of offences

September 15, 2020
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Following a report of a stabbing at a residence in Tilton on September 12, 2020, 21-year-old Mitchell Butler was arrested and is charged with aggravated assault and a number of other criminal offences.

At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Saturday morning, Harbour Grace and Bay Roberts RCMP were dispatched to a report of a man who was attacked with a knife. Officers attended the hospital in Carbonear, where the man was receiving medical treatment for his injuries.

A search warrant for the residence was obtained and the scene was processed by the RCMP Forensic Identification Section. The suspect, Mitchell Butler of St John's, was later located and arrested by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in St John's.

Butler currently remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Harbour Grace today to answer to charges as follows:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Uttering Threats
  • Breach of Probation.

The victim was released from hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Harbour Grace RCMP at 709-596-5014 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, 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.

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Contact information

Harbour Grace RCMP
709-596-5014

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