Three charged in break-in, assault, including cattle rustler

One accused remains in custody

Three Dawson Creek men have been charged with assault and break and enter after a break-in at a home in the city April 22.

Shortly after midnight, RCMP got a call that a home in the 1100 block of 117th Ave. had been broken into. Mounties arrived to find a man had been assaulted inside the home. Police believe the assault was targeted, though would not say whether the incident is drug-related.

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Three men have been charged with assault causing bodily harm, break and enter, mischief and assault with a weapon: Cody Lee Housego, 21, Riley Madill, 19, and Brandon Roy Horne, 26. The men have not been convicted of the charges.

In December, Housego pleaded guilty to cattle rustling charges after admitting to killing a calf in a community pasture. He was sentenced to six-months house arrest.  

He remains in custody, with a court appearance scheduled for May 3. The other two men were released on bail April 25.

The victim was taken to hospital but has since been released.

Armed robbery the same week

Police also arrested a man for armed robbery last week.

An unnamed 28-year-old man was arrested after what police say was an armed robbery in the 1100 block of 96A Street April 20. The man was held for court to answer to "a number of charges," police say.

Police earlier linked a number of violent incidents to a drug war in the region.

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