Four suspects in Sunchild First Nation home invasion face charges

RCMP allege suspects robbed residents at gunpoint on June 4

Four Sunchild First Nation men are facing charges in connection with a home invasion.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP were called to a residence on the reserve at about 12:50 a.m. last Thursday.

It is alleged a group of men went into the home, pointed firearms at those inside, and stole several items. No one was injured.

The suspects, who were identified by the residents, fled in two vehicles. When police tried to stop them, they took off.

A spike belt was used to stop one vehicle on the F0restry Truck Road north of Highway 11.

Three men were in the vehicle. One was arrested and the other two fled.

A police dog unit was called in and quickly tracked down one suspect in deep bush.

The third man was not tracked. Ammunition was found inside the vehicle.

Later in the day, the third suspect was arrested during a traffic stop. RCMP patrolled the area and three more men were arrested. Two were later released without charges.

Rydice Poorman, 18, is facing 13 charges, including robbery with a firearm, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, along with charges of breaching court orders.

Colin Byron Beaverbones, 25, is facing 15 charges, including using a prohibited weapon to commit a robbery.

Troy Brian Beaverbones, 23, is facing 21 charges, including using a restricted firearm in a robbery, as well as Traffic Safety Act charges.

Zachary Yellowface, 18, is facing a dozen charges, including theft while armed with an offensive weapon.

All four remain in custody. Troy Beaverbones is due in court Wednesday, Poorman on Thursday, and Colin Beaverbones and Yellowface on Friday.



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