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Updated – Man faces multiple charges after violent break and enter

One person was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries following a harrowing incident in Martensville on Saturday, September 30.

A man is facing numerous charges after a violent break and enter incident in Martensville last weekend.

Warman RCMP were called to a home on the 400 block of 1st Avenue South just before 4:00 a.m. about a break and enter in progress.
Investigators found an adult male inside the home with undisclosed injuries. Three others, an adult female also inside the home, and two other adults outside the residence, were uninjured. Police released few details about the incident but believe an altercation took place between an adult male intruder and the injured resident. The intruder fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction prior to police arrival.
RCMP declined to provide any further information including whether a weapon was used in the altercation.
Investigators blocked off a portion of 1st Avenue South well into Saturday afternoon as evidence was gathered from inside the home as well as several locations on the street, sidewalks and neighbouring yards. A drone was also used to gather aerial photographs and video of the residence and surrounding area.
Darian Cote, 20, of Martensville, made a first appearance in court on Tuesday, October 3 and is due to return to court on Thursday, October 5. Cote is charged with one count of break and enter, one count of aggravated assault, one count of disguise with intent, one count of mischief under $5,000 and one count of failing to comply with undertaking.
RCMP believe this is an isolated incident and there should be no concern for safety in the community.

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