Police allege baseball bat used in Lower Freetown home invasion

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Five young people back in court March 10 facing chages of robbery, assault, confinement, wearing mask

Five people accused of breaking into a Lower Freetown man’s home last Friday, assaulting him and stealing electronic equipment all made court appearances this week.

Jeferson Sanders, 22, of Kensington; Joshua James Bernard, 21, of Summerside; Skyler Kenneth Fear, 21, of Miscouche; Shelby Jean Mary Doucette, 19, of Summerside; and Devon Charles Boyles, 19, of North Bedeque all face the same five charges in relation to the incident.

The charges include, robbery, break and enter, assault with a weapon (a baseball bat), unlawful confinement and wearing a mask during the commission of an offence.

RCMP say the victim was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

All five of the accused have been released from custody and will appear in court on March 10 to enter pleas.

East Prince RCMP say it got a call at about 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 5, from a man who said several people had broken into his home, beaten him and stolen several items.

The Mounties arrested and charged four people later that day and the fifth a couple of days later.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Lower Freetown, Summerside, Kensington Miscouche North Bedeque

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  • Justice
    February 13, 2016 - 20:23

    5 people attacking an old man with a disability... Better get stretching because your going to be holding onto your ankles for quite some time.

  • babe ruth
    February 13, 2016 - 15:24

    Nothing wrong at all with having a bat of your own in the house, i carry one in the car as well, right beside my trusty glove and ball. My lawyer suggested I add the glove and ball.

  • Lisa
    February 13, 2016 - 14:35

    You can't tell me that 5 young people went into this man's home, while he was there, just to steal electronic equipment! They were looking for something else other than that. There has to be more to this story than is being told.

  • fred
    February 13, 2016 - 12:10

    Maybe he did the rite thing and not protect himself . They are all out roaming around ; looking for another place to break in and rob ; and the home owner would be in jail . Quite a justice system we have here on pei .Quite a cowardly act . 5 people with a baseball bat ; beating on a defenseless person on disability. To this person / I hope it happens to you next .

  • Geri Grant
    February 13, 2016 - 11:18

    Baseball bats..the weapon of choice for Islanders!!!!

  • unowho
    February 13, 2016 - 09:25

    You are damm right!! It's time!

  • unowho
    February 13, 2016 - 09:22

    You are damm right!! It's time!

  • de udder guy
    February 13, 2016 - 09:19

    Only recourse is to start a registry for and then ban all baseball bats.

    • spaz
      February 13, 2016 - 22:46

      are you crazy ... you're gonna ban baseball bats lmao ...anything is a weapon in the wrong hands ...you gonna ban canes and umbrellas as well lol hockey sticks ...golf clubs ..rakes and hoes ...

  • BaseBall Bat
    February 13, 2016 - 08:31

    This case just goes to show how unprotected we are in our own homes & not allowed to protect ourselves . Baseball bat - that's serious business , home owner is lucky their not DEAD . Isn't it near time we start protecting ourselves without the fear of being charged????

    • This Person
      February 13, 2016 - 10:49

      What one incident per year maybe two and you're terrified? Oh yeah pile on the guns that makes sense.

    • Louann
      February 13, 2016 - 13:52

      This person- aren't you brave now ! Five adults taking a bat to one person, what if it were you? Yes, what IF it was you ?? People like you hiding behind skirts , so brave in your remarks . But a simple scared little person ,in reality . Lol

    • mad as hell
      February 13, 2016 - 20:50

      You *ARE* allowed to protect yourself - and others - especially in your own home. Please learn the law rather than spreading misinformation about it.

    • This Person
      February 14, 2016 - 14:55

      @ Louann I was replying to the user "Baseball Bat" above who seems to think there are so many home invasions on PEI everyone needs to have weapons in their homes. How often do you hear of home invasions on PEI? It's very rare and usually the people are known to each other and drugs are involved. To have five people go into a random house? For all they knew there could have been one or twenty people in the house. A group of strangers pick a random house and crash in? Yeah right. Get over it, cut the alarmist drama.