Trial set for Red Pheasant man accused of breaking into home, assaulting occupant with rifle stock

A trial is set for a Red Pheasant First Nation man charged with breaking into a residence and assaulting one of its occupants with a rifle stock.

Vernon Wahobin, 29, is charged with assault with a weapon, break and enter, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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RCMP were called to a residence on Red Pheasant First Nation at about 3:30 a.m. on June 27 for a report that three people broke into a home and assaulted one of the occupants with the stock of a rifle. The victim received minor injuries.

Dre Meechance, 19, is was also arrested in this incident. He was wanted by police on warrants and has since been arrested with his latest court appearance on July 21. He is charged with break and enter.

A 17-year-old youth – who can’t be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act - has also been charged.

Wahobin’s trial is set for Sept. 27 in North Battleford Provincial Court.

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