Trial dates set for last of four accused in home invasions

Dates have been set for the trial of a man allegedly involved in two home invasions last December.

  • Sep. 23, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Dates have been set for the trial of a man allegedly involved in two home invasions last December.

Andrew Monnette will begin trial on Feb. 11, 2015, and is facing 22 charges that include uttering threats and possession of a prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition.

In addition, Monnette will go to a separate trial to face a robbery charge, which will begin on March 10, 2015.

The dates were set in Cranbrook Supreme court on Monday, Sept. 22, and the trials will begin with jury selection on the opening day.

Monnette is one of four people who were charged in connection with the two incidents.

According to RCMP, a home on 1st Avenue South in Cranbrook was the location of a home invasion on Dec. 18, 2013. 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 allegedly entered the residence carrying a long gun, a shotgun, an Uzi-style firearm, brass knuckles and a baton. In both cases electronic devices were allegedly stolen.

In April, 2014, Terrence Allan and Megan Sands were sentenced to eight  years and four years respectively. In May, 2014, Jay Leonard Hills was sentenced to four years.