Allan Potter and Daniel Leonard charged with first degree murder

On September 28, 2017, as a result of an extensive investigation and Project Bombard, charges of second degree murder were laid against 53-year-old Allan Potter and 35-year-old Daniel Leonard, in the death of Dale Porter. Following further investigation and in consultation with the Crown Attorney’s Office, these charges were upgraded to first degree murder in Harbour Grace Provincial Court on Friday, February 10, 2017. As well, Mr. Leonard is facing an additional charge of accessory after the fact. According to the definition in the Criminal Code of Canada, these offences relate to a murder that is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal organization. Both Mr. Potter and Mr. Leonard are still in custody and are scheduled to reappear in court on February 17, 2017.