Same lawyer defends brothers on Stettler business-robbery charges

The Donovan brothers were back in Stettler provincial court via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre last Thursday.

The Donovan brothers were back in Stettler provincial court via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre last Thursday.

Defence lawyer Craig Patterson told the court there was no conflict for him to represent both brothers because it’s not a case of each of them saying the other did the crime.

Cruise Daniel Donovan, 23, and his brother, Chase Gordon Donovan, 19, of no fixed address are charged with robbing the Royal Hotel on Nov. 12 and the Fas Gas in September and October.

After receiving tips, RCMP arrested the brothers Nov. 14 at about 10 p.m. in a Stettler hotel room. The brothers were arrested on an outstanding warrant from Drumheller on charges of armed robbery at the Mac’s store on Nov. 6.

Chase Donovan faces seven charges, including 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 faces two counts of robbery, two counts of disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and aggravated assault.

The Crown has amended the charges.

The Donovans are set to appear in Stettler provincial court on Jan. 9 at 1:30 for election and plea.

reporter1@stettlerindependent.com

The Donovan brothers were back in Stettler provincial court via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre last Thursday.

Defence lawyer Craig Patterson told the court there was no conflict for him to represent both brothers because it’s not a case of each of them saying the other did the crime.

Cruise Daniel Donovan, 23, and his brother, Chase Gordon Donovan, 19, of no fixed address are charged with robbing the Royal Hotel on Nov. 12 and the Fas Gas in September and October.

After receiving tips, RCMP arrested the brothers Nov. 14 at about 10 p.m. in a Stettler hotel room. The brothers were arrested on an outstanding warrant from Drumheller on charges of armed robbery at the Mac’s store on Nov. 6.

Chase Donovan faces seven charges, including 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 faces two counts of robbery, two counts of disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and aggravated assault.

The Crown has amended the charges.

The Donovans are set to appear in Stettler provincial court on Jan. 9 at 1:30 for election and plea.

reporter1@stettlerindependent.com

 

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