Three men and two youths have been arrested and charged following a home invasion in Lower Sackville.
On Friday June 3, a man reported that he woke up to four men pointing guns at him at a home in Lower Sackville. The man was beaten up and then assaulted with a weapon. He required hospital treatment as a result of his injuries.
Later in the day, police arrested an 18-year-old man. On Friday evening, police located and arrested two additional men and two male youths. All are facing charges in connection with this incident.
Jacob Lilly, 18, of Halifax, and a 17-year-old male youth from Tantallon have been charged with the following offences:
-Robbery with a Firearm
-Break and Enter
-Assault with a Weapon
-Careless Use of a Firearm
-Extortion Using a Firearm
-Uttering Threats to Cause Death
-Pointing a Firearm
-Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Lilly is also facing a charge of Possession of a Firearm Contrary to an Order.
Lilly and the youth were remanded into custody following a bail hearing. Lilly will re-appear on June 6, 2016 in Dartmouth Provincial Court. The youth will appear on June 6, 2016 in Halifax Provincial Court.
Roland Wesley, 18, of Halifax and a 17-year-old male youth from Middle Sackville have also been charged with the following offences.
– Robbery with a Firearm
– Aggravated Assault
– Assault with a Weapon
– Extortion Using a Firearm
– Break and Enter
– Forcible Confinement
– Uttering Threats to Cause Death
Wesley was remanded into custody and his next court appearance is June 6, 2016 in Dartmouth Provincial Court while the youth was released on conditions and his next court date is June 23, 2016 in Halifax Provincial Court.
An additional 18-year-old man from Lower Sackville has been charged with Assault and was released on a promise to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on July 13, 2016.
Source: Media Release