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One of four Deer Lake men charged in home invasion enters not guilty plea

Ricky Leslie Halfyard, shown in this file photo, is one of four men charged in an alleged home invasion in Reidville and entered not guilty pleas during a video appearance at provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday.
Ricky Leslie Halfyard, shown in this file photo, is one of four men charged in an alleged home invasion in Reidville and entered not guilty pleas during a video appearance at provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday. - Star file photo

One of four Deer Lake men charged in an alleged home invasion in Reidville last October is going to trial on all six counts against him.

Ricky Leslie Halfyard, 29, appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook from prison via video as lawyer Tony St. George entered not guilty pleas on his behalf Tuesday morning.

Halfyard, who was arrested Oct. 9 the day after the invasion was reported, was denied bail in November.

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Three days have been set aside to hear the trial, which will be heard April 4-6.

The six charges against Halfyard include breaking and entering with intent, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, being disguised with intent, use of a firearm in committing robbery, forcible confinement and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

According to information filed with the court, Halfyard is alleged to have used a long gun and a shotgun during the crime that involved three victims. A man reported having money stolen from him, while two women claim they were unlawfully confined during the invasion.

The other three men charged in relation to the same crime are still having their matters processed through the courts and have yet to enter pleas.

Tanner Thomas Healey, 23, who has been in custody since being denied bail Oct. 12, is scheduled to have his matters called in court Friday. He is charged with breaking and entering with intent, using a firearm during commission of an offence, two counts of pointing a firearm, being disguised with intent, use of a firearm in committing a robbery and forcible confinement.

Jared Paul Healey, 21, is charged with using a firearm in committing a robbery, forcible confinement and being disguised with intent. His case will be called March 6.

The fourth man, whose matters will be called March 13, is 20-year-old Dylan Joseph Ryan. He is charged with use of a firearm in committing robbery, forcible confinement and disguised with intent.

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