April 23rd, 2024

Two suspects in home invasion released from custody, third suspect still awaiting bail

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on March 21, 2024.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

Two of three Lethbridge people accused in relation to a home invasion and robbery earlier this month have been released from remand custody, while the third is still waiting to have a bail hearing.
Donovan James Holmberg, 38, remains in custody following two court hearings since his arrest, the latest on Wednesday when duty counsel appeared on his behalf. His matter was simply adjourned until next week, ostensibly for a bail hearing.
Holmberg is charged with two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous  purpose, two counts of using a stolen credit card, and single counts of break and enter to commit robbery, robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, disguised with intent and possession of a firearm while prohibited.
Amber Louise Dunn, 31, who is charged with break and enter to commit robbery, robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and two counts of possessing a weapon dangerous for a dangerous purpose, was released last week following a brief appearance in Lethbridge court of justice.
Dunn was released on a promise to pay $1,000 should she breach any of her release conditions, which include avoiding contact with several specific individuals, living at a specific residence in the Village of Barons, and obeying a curfew every day from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. She is also prohibited from possessing or buying alcohol, drugs, and weapons. Her next court appearance is set for April 11.
A third accused, Cole Randall Martin, 35, is charged with two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and single counts of break and enter to commit robbery, robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and disguised with intent. Martin was released from custody during a judicial interim release hearing following his arrest, and is scheduled to appear in court April 12.
On March 9, police responded to a report that a 67-year-old man had been injured during an early morning home invasion. Police learned the man had met a woman online and agreed to meet with her at his home.
When he answered the door, the woman and two masked men, who were armed with a firearm and knife, forced their way into the home. The suspects stole property from the victim, including his wallet and cell phone, struck him in the face with the firearm and cut him with the knife before fleeing in an SUV.
The victim’s bank cards were used at local convenience stores by a man who was recorded on video surveillance and subsequently identified by police. Following further investigation, the woman and other man were also identified.
On March 11, police found and arrested the woman. A day later the two  men were also arrested. One of the men had a black BB handgun and property belonging to the victim.
On March 12, police searched a vehicle and a home in the 1000 block of 27 A Street North. Inside the residence police found clothing worn by the suspects and more property belonging to the victim. Another woman was arrested at the home for offences unrelated to the robbery and assault.

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