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Melvin free to leave the province overnight, judge rules

Jimmy Melvin, Jr., can leave the province on overnight business trips,Dartmouth provincial court Judge Bill MacDonald agreed yesterday.

Jimmy Melvin, Jr., can leave the province on overnight business trips, Dartmouth provincial court Judge Bill MacDonald agreed yesterday.

But it’s not clear exactly what business he’ll be doing.

“The Crown is satisfied the release conditions for Mr. Melvin are appropriate, given the charges he’s currently facing,” Public Prosecution Service spokeswoman Chris Hansen said yesterday.

Melvin, Jr., is charged with uttering threats to a police officer and failing to comply with a court order.

Neither Crown attorney Terri Lipton nor defence law­yer Josh Arnold would say what job Melvin has taken.

If he goes out of town, he must be in the company of Daniel Craig Pye.

Lipton said Pye doesn’t have a criminal history.

Melvin wouldn’t make any comments when asked by reporters.

Arnold said he may ask the court to allow Melvin to move out of his parents’ Fall River home at some point, but for now he still must live there and abide by a 10 p.m. curfew when he’s not travelling on business. Melvin was shot twice in the upper torso outside a Ridgevalley Road apartment building Dec. 4, part of what police believe is a drug war between his family and the Marriotts.

 
 
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