Bail hearing for man charged in home invasion delayed until Wednesday

Gary Kean
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Kirby Spence, 19, is seen here in this file shot from his appearance in provincial court Monday.

CORNER BROOK  The bail hearing for one of the two men charged in a violent home invasion in Corner Brook this past weekend has been postponed until Wednesday.

Kirby Spence, 18, was supposed to have his judicial interim release hearing in provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday afternoon.

However, Crown attorney Alana Dwyer told the court some new information had come up and the bail hearing could not proceed as scheduled.

The bail hearing will now take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Spence and Andre Lecuyer, 33, were arrested separately in Massey Drive, where they both live, following the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s investigation into an incident alleged to have taken place at a residence on Humber Road in Corner Brook Friday night.

They are accused of bounding and robbing a 53-year-old man who lived at the home on Humber Road.

According to court information, Lecuyer and Spence were inside the home with their faces masked and carrying machetes and bear spray. Police said they bound the man’s hands and feet with plastic cable ties when he arrived from work at around 9:30 p.m., and left with $300 in cash, a black canvas bag and various electronics.

Despite the restraints, the victim was able to contact police via telephone and responding officers freed him. He was taken to hospital for injuries suffered while trying to free himself and later released.

Spence, who was arrested after Lecuyer, has been charged with robbery with violence, disguise with intent, break and entry, possession of property obtained through crime and breach of a court order.

Lecuyer, who was arrested overnight Friday and released on conditions after a court appearance Monday, has been charged with break and entry, forcible confinement, robbery with violence and being disguised with intent. He will be back in court March 18.

Both Spence and Lecuyer have other matters outstanding before the courts.

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Massey Drive, Humber Road

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