Bathurst man accused of threatening Bishop sent for 30-day psychiatric assessment

A judge has ordered a 30-day psychiatric evaluation for a Bathurst man accused of uttering threats against a Roman Chatholic Bishop.

Gregory Pitre, 68, was arrested on Friday, November 3rd, after allegedly threatening Bishop Daniel Jodoin at a residence in Bathurst.

Const. Jeff Chiasson of the Bathurst Police Force says Pitre was charged on Monday, November 4th, with one count each of uttering death threats, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, as well as breach of probation.

Police are releasing few details as the matter is still under investigation.

A court-ordered publication ban is also in place.

Pitre's next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, December 4th.