Donovan brothers in court on business break-in charges

With their hands cuffed in front, wearing leg shackles, and looking dazed, the Donovan brothers, accused of a string of armed robberies

With their hands cuffed in front, wearing leg shackles, and looking dazed, the Donovan brothers, accused of a string of armed robberies, shuffled into the prisoners’ box at Stettler provincial court.

Cruise Daniel Donovan, 23, and his brother, Chase Gordon Donovan, 19, of no fixed address, made a brief appearance in court Thursday and are scheduled to return Dec. 12 to enter pleas.

The two are charged in connection with an armed robbery at the Royal Hotel on Nov. 12, and the Fas Gas in September and October.

The brothers were apprehended Nov. 14 at about 10 p.m. in a room at a Stettler motel.

Const. Clayton Delowski of the Stettler RCMP said the robberies appear to be drug-related.

Chase Donovan, who is accused of robbing the Fas Gas on Sept. 30, escaped with about $3,000 in cash and lottery tickets, the court heard.

He’s also charged with the Oct. 11 robbery at Fas Gas and the Nov. 12 robbery at Royal Hotel, where about $200 was stolen. He faces seven charges — two counts of theft under $5,000, robbery with a firearm, three counts of disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and assault.

Cruise Donovan is charged in connection with the Oct. 11 and Nov. 12 robberies. He faces two counts of robbery, two counts of disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and aggravated assault.

The brothers were arrested on an outstanding warrant from Drumheller on charges of armed robbery at the Mac’s store on Nov. 6.

There was also an outstanding warrant in Edmonton for Cruise Donovan for urinating/defecating in public.

reporter1@stettlerindependent.com

 

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