Bail hearing in February

Bail will be addressed on Valentine’s Day for a man accused of breaking into two homes, assaulting the occupants and robbing one of them.

Bail will be addressed on Valentine’s Day for a man accused of breaking into two homes, assaulting the occupants and robbing one of them.

Tyler Alexander Coombs appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre, where he is being held in connection with two incidents alleged to have occurred in Red Deer late last year.

In charges read for Judge Bert Skinner, Coombs is accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home on Dec. 13, armed with an airsoft rifle.

He is further alleged to have used the rifle to assault, sexually assault and rob the woman.

He is also accused of entering another home and using a propane tank to attack and then confine a man inside on Nov. 24.

Charges against Coombs include two counts of unlawful confinement ­— one from each of the two incidents — and single counts of forcible entry, assault, sexual assault, unlawful use of an imitation weapon, assault with a weapon, robbery using an imitation firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle worth more than $5,000 and possession of marijuana.

He will remain in custody until Feb. 14, when he is scheduled to return to court with defence counsel Craig Paterson for a bail hearing.

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