Coffee table allegedly used as weapon in St. John's assault

Grant Tapper is no stranger to the courts. He has a long history of violent crime.

Grant Tapper also accused of threatening to kill woman's pet

Grant Tapper has a criminal record that dates back to 2006 and includes violent offences. (Glenn Payette/CBC News)

A St. John's man well-known to the courts is back in custody after being accused in a bizarre case of assault with a weapon. 

Grant Tapper, 32, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a woman with a coffee table.

He is also accused of threatening to kill or harm the woman's pet and with breaching his probation.

Tapper is due back in court Thursday for a bail hearing. 

His criminal record dates back to 2006 and includes convictions for a variety of offences including aggravated assault and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.