SUMMERSIDE — Four Prince County men charged in connection with an alleged violent robbery at an Albany home last August will be back in court in February to elect mode of trial on the charges.
Three of the men — 19-year-old Nathan George William Noonan of Borden-Carleton, 21-year-old Joseph David Dugay of Springfield, and 20-year-old Logan Alexander Payne of Kinkora — each face charges of armed robbery with violence, wearing a mask in the commission of an offence and break and enter into a home, committing robbery.
Representing the three men is public defender Trish Cheverie.
The fourth individual, 21-year-old Anthony Lyle MacDougall of Locke Shore Road, is charged with break and enter and committing robbery. Representing him is Matt MacFarlane.
All four men recently appeared in Summerside provincial court, at which time no facts of the case were presented or pleas entered.
The arrests were made in early December, three months after the alleged crime and after a lengthy investigation by RCMP.
According to information released by police at the time of their arrest, it was on Aug. 17 several masked men allegedly entered the Albany home carrying weapons, assaulted the owner and stole a large amount of money.
Police said they believed it was not a random attack and that all the individuals allegedly involved knew one another.
The information filed with the court detailing the charges alleged that Noonan, Dugay and Payne stole an iPhone and a wallet containing an undisclosed amount of Canadian and American currency from the Albany home.
All four men will be back before provincial court Judge Jeff Lantz at 10 a.m. Feb. 10.
The men have been released on conditions not to have contact with one another or the alleged victim in the case.
A fifth man charged in connection with the case, 20-year-old Dustin Noonan, had been scheduled to go to trial in December.