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Accused in home invasion denied bail

One of the four Cranbrook people charged in connection with a series of home invasions in December appeared in Cranbrook Provincial Court Wednesday for a bail hearing. Jay Leonard Hills will remain in police custody.

Hills was denied bail by Judge Ron Webb and will be detained in custody until his next hearing on February 3.

Evidence in a bail hearing is under publication ban so the details discussed cannot be published.

Hills faces nine charges, including robbery, disguising the face with intent to commit an offence, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The other accused are Terrence Albert Allan, Andrew Daryl James Monnette and Megan Wynter Sands. Monnette will face a bail hearing on Jan. 20, while Allan will face a bail hearing on Feb. 3.

Sands will be in court on Jan. 20, after being denied bail on Jan. 3.

According to RCMP, a home on 1st Avenue South in Cranbrook was the location of a home invasion on Dec. 18. There was a break and enter at the same home on Dec. 24.

On Boxing Day, there was a second home invasion at a property on 6th Street North in Cranbrook.

RCMP said four people entered the residence carrying a long gun, a shot gun, an Uzi-style firearm, brass knuckles and a baton. In both cases, electronic devices were stolen.

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