PORT HAWKESBURY: Two suspects in a violent home invasion appeared in court this week.

On Monday, 20-year-old Morgan Herney and 23-year-old Victor Herney, both of Eskasoni, appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court each facing a charge of assault with a weapon, robbery with use of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, forcible entry, and unlawfully in a dwelling-house.

Victor Herney also faces a charge of breaching conditions. They are set to return to Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court for a show cause hearing today (March 8).

The arrests related to an incident last weekend on the north side of Isle Madame.

At 1:09 a.m. on March 5, two men entered a home on Highway 320 in D’Escousse, and according to Richmond District RCMP, the homeowner was assaulted with a firearm and two shots were fired inside the residence, causing damage.

The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries and later released. The home owner, his fiancée, adult son, and adult daughter were present but no other injuries occurred. Police stated the victim and the suspects knew each other.

A press release from the RCMP stated the suspects left the scene in a vehicle later found in a ditch. RCMP, with the aid of a police dog, pursed the suspects who fled on foot. One suspect was located at 5:25 a.m. and the other at 9:44 a.m.

Police took both into custody without incident where they remained until Monday’s court appearances. The men were also remanded into custody until Wednesday’s appearance.