Three suspects were arrested on Monday in the middle of a home invasion that Red Deer City RCMP say was a targeted attack.
Police responded to a 4:30 a.m. call at a residence on 56th Avenue. There they found two suspects who were arrested at the scene with a handgun and masks. A third suspect was arrested on foot walking near the residence, carrying a modified baseball bat.
The victim had been bound and gagged, and assaulted, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Kyle Brice Connon, 27, of Red Deer, Bradley Amos Erickson, 39, of Red Deer, and Michael Wade Lawrence, 39, of Penhold, have each been charged with assault with a weapon, attempted robbery, forcible confinement, uttering threats, break and enter to commit assault causing bodily harm, disguised with intent to commit an offence, personating a peace officer and conspiring to commit an indictable offence.
Connon, Erickson and Lawrence appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. Connon and Lawrence will appear in court again on Friday. Erickson will make his next court appearance on Feb. 25.
Anyone with information that may assist the police in investigating this incident is asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.