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Reidville home invader pleads guilty

Tanner Healey has pleaded guilty for a home invasion in Reidville last fall.
Tanner Healey has pleaded guilty for a home invasion in Reidville last fall. - Star file photo

Tanner Healey has admitted his role in a home invasion that took place in Reidville last October.

Healey, 23, entered guilty pleas to three of seven charges when he appeared via videoconference in provincial court in Corner Brook on Tuesday afternoon.

Healey is one of four Deer Lake men who were charged following the Oct. 8, 2017 incident.

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He’s been held at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s since he was denied bail on Oct. 12.

During the appearance Tuesday Healey entered guilty pleas to charges of break and entering with intent, being disguised with intent and the use of a firearm in committing robbery.

The Crown plans to withdraw the other charges — using a firearm during the commission of an offence, two counts of pointing a firearm and forcible confinement — upon the completion of his sentencing.

Healey’s lawyer, Jamie Luscombe, has requested a pre-sentence report be completed prior to sentencing.

His sentencing hearing was set for April 19.

Earlier in the day one of his co-accused, Jared Healey, 21, had his matters set over to April 10 to give his lawyer time to meet with him to discuss some additional disclosure. Jared Healey is charged with use of a firearm in committing robbery, forcible confinement and disguised with intent.

Another co-accused, Ricky Leslie Halfyard, 29, entered not guilty pleas to charges of 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 in February.

His trial has been set for April 4-6.

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 fourth man charged, Dylan Joseph Ryan, 20, has a court appearance scheduled for March 13 on charges of use of a firearm in committing robbery, forcible confinement and disguised with intent.

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