August 06, 2013 - 1:34 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Crown says two men accused of robbing a North Kamloops home last year were holding a drug dealer accountable.
Trevor Taylor and Kyle Metz each face multiple charges including break and enter and commit an indictable offence, assault with a weapon, two counts of assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement or imprisonment and two counts each of robbery and assault causing bodily harm.
The charges stem from an incident at a North Kamloops home last year.
The Crown alleged today in B.C. Supreme Court that the two men, along with a woman named Mary Dyson who is currently awaiting disposition in relation to this incident, broke into a home on Fortune Drive in Kamloops, beat up the rental tenant and her boyfriend before robbing them.
The Crown alleged 27-year-old Samantha Schoeler and her boyfriend were beaten, contained in the home, and robbed each of $50 and some electronics on the morning of July 11, 2012.
"The Crown's theory is that (Schoeler's boyfriend) worked dealing drugs for Mr. Taylor and wasn't doing sufficient work," said Crown prosecutor Sarah Firestone.
Schoeler took the stand today and said she knew the accused and had an incident with Dyson before prior to the incident before the court, but she decided at the time not to report it because she was wrapped up in the drug world herself as a consumer.
"You don't call the police," Schoeler said. "You don't—it's something that's an unwritten rule."
The trial is expected to continue throughout the week.
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