Trial set for man accused of violent Unity home invasion

A trial has been set for a Macklin man sitting in jail for more than a year after three of his scheduled trials were halted or adjourned.

Drayden Clinton, 25, had three trials set in 2020. Two were adjourned due to the COVID-19 pandemic and another one was adjourned at the request of defence. It is now scheduled to start May 31 in North Battleford Provincial Court.

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Clinton, and Tenielle Heitt, 31, of Unity, were arrested after Unity RCMP raided a home in Macklin.

Clinton is accused of a violent home invasion in Unity where brass knuckles, a baseball bat and machete were used. He is charged with break, enter and theft, possession of property obtained by crime, unlawful confinement, uttering threats, carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, use of a prohibited firearm while committing robbery, wearing a mask in the commission of an offence, possession of ammunition while prohibited, possession of brass knuckles, possession of a controlled substance, and commit bank fraud over $5,000.

He is also charged with several residential break-ins in Macklin.

Heitt is charged with unlawful confinement, break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The two were arrested after RCMP obtained a search warrant and raided Clinton’s Macklin home Jan. 31, 2020.

Heitt had a court appearance on March 31. She pleaded not guilty and a trial is set for Oct. 25 in North Battleford Provincial Court.

The charges against Clinton and Heitt haven't been proven in court. 

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