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Melvin arrested after reported assault at casino

Jimmy Melvin Jr. was arrested again this weekend after being released from jail about two weeks ago.

Halifax Regional Police were called at 3:30 a.m. Sunday to a reported assault at the Halifax Casino. The people involved had already left but after security footage was reviewed, Melvin, 27, was arrested.

HRP spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said the other party didn’t want to press assault charges but police did charge Melvin with causing a disturbance in a public place and breach of conditions.

Melvin was arraigned yesterday in Halifax provincial court and was released on $1,500 bail to his Fall River home. He was ordered to stay away from the casino, firearms and alcohol in a public place.

A subdued Melvin seemed to be in pain during his brief court appearance. He frequently clutched his side, where he has a colostomy bag as a result of being shot.

“He still suffers from some medical issues that are being dealt with over time, that’s the best I can tell you,” his lawyer Josh Arnold said outside of court.

Melvin had just been released after being handed a three-month sentence.

In September, Melvin was a passenger in a car pulled over by police that allegedly contained drugs and a weapon. He pleaded guilty in November to being in a motor vehicle in commission of a crime as well as breaching conditions. Drug and weapons charges were dropped.

Melvin still has a long, winding road of legal proceedings in front of him. Earlier yesterday morning, Arnold was in Halifax Supreme Court representing Melvin on two break-and-enter charges, as well as conspiracy to commit break and enter. They will reconvene Feb. 25 to set a trial date.

Melvin has another trial scheduled in October for mischief and setting fire to a substance due to an incident in jail. Arson charges related to that event have been thrown out by the crown.

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