On July 1st, 2016 just before 2;00 AM, the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment were dispatched to a 911 call of home invasion in progress in the M.D. of Bonnyville. Police attended the scene and located the suspect male outside. The male, 36 year old resident of Bonnyville, who was well known to police appeared grossly intoxicated and resisted arrest. After a short struggle, officers were able to place the male in handcuffs without injury to the suspect or the officers.
The complainants advised that when the suspect entered their home he had two knives with him, which they were able to get away, stating that he was there to hurt the family and had already hurt his brother. The male was transported to the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment where he was lodged into the detachment cells. Further investigation, with the assistance of a General Investigation Section out of Edmonton, AB, revealed that prior to the home invasion the male had hit his brother in leg with a baseball bat causing a compound fracture.
The 36 year old male was also bound by conditions of the court to abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances related to a previous breach of conditions. The 36 year male remains in police custody after being brought before a Justice of the Peace facing charges of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Uttering threats, Resist Arrest and Failing to Comply with Conditions.
The suspects name has not been released by the RCMP at this time.
*Press Release from the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment