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Jail time for two brothers guilty of violent Salmon Arm home invasion

Salmon Arm Law Courts
July 17, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Two brothers who committed a violent Salmon Arm home invasion — in which they tied up the occupants and threatened them with a knife — will spend three or four years behind bars.

Bradley Brignall, born 1974, and his younger brother James Brignall, born 1975, pleaded guilty to various charges surrounding the violent home invasion which took place in Salmon Arm June 28.

Salmon Arm RCMP said in a media release shortly after the home invasion the two men tied up and robbed a Salmon Arm couple after breaking into their 30 Street SW home. The couple was threatened at knifepoint and the men stole cash, debit bank cards, a laptop computer, a tablet and keys to the homeowner’s red Ford Taurus. The couple also gave over pin numbers after being threatened with a knife.

The two brothers were picked up by Princeton RCMP several days later after a local resident reported a suspicious person.

Both men were charged with robbery, break and enter, unlawful confinement, and theft of a motor vehicle.

On July 14, Bradley pleaded guilty to robbery and unlawful confinement and sentenced to four years jail, while James pled guilty to the break and enter charge and was sentenced to three years jail. The other charges were stayed by Crown prosecutors.

Bradley, who police say is a Kelowna resident with a long criminal history with charges dating back almost 20 years for break and enter, theft, assault with a weapon and unlawful confinement. Most of the incidents took place in Prince George and Williams Lake. Bradley was charged in Kamloops in January for theft under $5,000 and had a warrant for his arrest outstanding after failing to turn up in court in February.

James' criminal record dates back 15 years and includes theft, uttering threats and multiple breaches of probation orders.

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