Man pleads guilty to February home invasion

On February 4, 2016, Cranbrook RCMP responded to a home invasion where a 35-year-old male had been shot.

  • May. 31, 2016 10:00 a.m.

An Alberta man has pleaded guilty to a home invasion earlier this year in Cranbrook, where a shooting took place.

On February 4, 2016, Cranbrook RCMP responded to a home invasion between the 200 and 500 block of 20th Avenue South, where a 35-year-old male had been shot.

Initial reports indicated that four unknown males had forced their way into the residence, assaulted several occupants of the house and shot one person.

Since February, Cranbrook RCMP members have been working non-stop with partner agencies in both B.C. and Alberta to determine all involved in this shooting and several arrests have been made.

James Doyle, of Fort McLeod Alberta, pleaded guilty to Break and Enter With Intent to Commit an Offence. He received six months in jail and a lifetime weapons prohibition.

Three others are still before the courts.  A 21-year-old from Lethbridge, Samson Mandefro, is charged with Break and Enter, Aggravated Assault and Robbery.  He remains in custody.

Two other Calgary residents, a 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, are currently in custody in Alberta on charges stemming from that area. Once they are dealt with before the courts in Alberta they will be transferred to B.C. where they will face charges ranging from Break and Enter with Intent, to Aggravated Assault and Robbery.

Cranbrook RCMP are still actively investigating and believe more arrests are forthcoming.  Anyone with any information regarding these crimes is asked to contact the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).