Four men arrested in home invasion, Shippagan, N.B

In the early morning hours of January 3, 2011, District 8 Acadian Peninsula RCMP, Shippagan Detachment responded to a call about a home invasion during which property was stolen from the victim.

The investigation led to the arrest of 25-year-old Kevin Doiron, of Saumarez, 19-year-old Gilbert Mallet, of Shippagan, 20-year-old Jimmy Losier-Sonier, of Val Comeau, and 43-year-old Kevin Thomas, of Petit-Tracadie. All four suspects appeared in provincial court in Tracadie-Sheila and Caraquet on January 4, 2011.

Preliminary charges of break and enter were laid against the four suspects. Jimmy Losier-Sonier and Kevin Thomas were released on an undertaking to a judge. They will appear in Caraquet Provincial Court on January 26, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. to enter a plea.

Kevin Doiron, who was still in custody, appeared in Caraquet Provincial Court this morning for a bail hearing. Judge Yvette Finn ordered Mr. Doiron to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment. He will appear in court again February 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at which point a date for his release will be set.

The last suspect, Gilbert Mallet, who is still in custody, will appear in Tracadie-Sheila Provincial Court on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. for a bail hearing.

The RCMP expects to lay further charges in relation with this incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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