Man jailed 10 years for role in home invasion on reserve

A member of the Montana First Nation will serve 10 years for his role in a home invasion on the reserve in the spring of 2010.

A member of the Montana First Nation will serve 10 years for his role in a home invasion on the reserve in the spring of 2010.

Eldon Saddleback Jr., 23 was found guilty in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Feb. 3 of charges including assault, aggravated assault, robbery using a firearm, break and enter of a home, wearing a disguise to commit an offence, pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent to commit an offence, uttering threats to cause bodily harm and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Hobbema RCMP laid charges after investigating reports that four armed people had banged on the door and then burst into the home at about 1:50 a.m. on May 25, 2010. Its occupants were threatened and two shots were fired before the invaders ran off, Const. Perry Cardinal said in a police statement issued at the time.