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Sheaves Cove man pleads not guilty to home invasion charges

Kevin LeCointre of Sheaves Cove, who was 39 years old when he was charged in connection with an armed home invasion and theft in Piccadilly in December of 2015, has pleaded not guilty to related charges.

He appeared in court via video conference Wednesday afternoon from the West Coast Correctional Centre in Stephenville, where he is in custody on previous charges.

The charges faced by LeCointre from the incident in Piccadilly include two of failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking or recognizance, one of breaking and entering with intent, another of disguised with intent to commit an offence and one aggravated assault charge.

He was ordered to remain in custody and had his matter set over for trial on March 1, 2 and 3.

In relation to that incident, RCMP officers responded to a call at 1:14 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2015 at a home on the main road in Piccadilly. Police said two armed intruders assaulted two residents, who were taken to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life threatening.

An undisclosed amount of money was stolen.

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