A 27-year-old Bay Roberts man is facing a number of charges after a series of dramatic events in the Makinsons area yesterday morning.
RCMP say a pickup truck, reported stolen in the overnight hours of Wednesday night, crashed into a utility pole in Makinsons yesterday morning.
The heavily damaged truck was found abandoned a few km away. There was a small fire inside the truck when police arrived on the scene.
RCMP say Samuel Mercer was held in custody overnight and is scheduled to appear in court today on a number of charges including theft of a vehicle, arson, theft under $5,000 and obstructing a peace officer.
RCMP thank the public for tips and social media messages received in helping to identify Mercer after surveillance video images were released publicly yesterday.