Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers arrested and charged a pair of male suspects in relation to a number of violent offences in the Bay St. George area over the last couple of days.
On Wednesday evening, Bay St. George RCMP officers responded to home invasion on Park Lane in Barachois Brook where the occupant was assaulted with a weapon. Two suspects had fled before police arrived and police dog services were deployed to assist in efforts to track them down.
Less than three hours after the first home invasion, RCMP were called to another, this one on Main Street in Stephenville Crossing where the occupant was choked, stabbed and robbed. The two suspects were still in the residence when police arrived and were summarily arrested and taken into custody.
On Thursday afternoon, police received a report of a youth having been assaulted and robbed in Stephenville Crossing on the afternoon of Dec 10. Police alleged the two suspects committed those offences, too.
Police say the suspects were known to the three victims, all of whom sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Jordan Muise, 23, from Stephenville Crossing is charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, break and enter, being unlawfully in a dwelling, mischief, obstruction of justice, overcoming resistance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, robbery and uttering threats.
The second suspect, a 17-year-old youth from the Bay St. George area, faces charges of aggravated assault, being unlawfully in a dwelling, obstruction of justice and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose and robbery.
Both suspects were remanded into custody Wednesday for the charges of the home invasions and will attend court again today to answer to additional robbery and assault charges from the report received after they were taken into custody.
The investigations are continuing.