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Arrests made in beating of seniors

Credits: RCMP Supplied Photo

ALLISON SALZ | QMI AGENCY

EDMONTON -- Mounties have apprehended a pair of men after two brutal assaults on seniors at the Buffalo Lake Métis settlement.

Dakota Boudreau, 20, and his brother David Boudreau, 41, had been on the run since Feb. 4 after a string of violent events that left two seniors injured, one suffering from stab wounds to the neck.

Mounties said Dakota Boudreau was arrested without incident Monday at Heart Lake First Nation, about 70 km northeast of Lac La Biche, Alta.

He faces 13 charges, including break and enter and theft, uttering threats and a slew of assault-related charges.

David Boudreau was arrested by Edmonton city police Tuesday night. A stolen SUV was recovered.

He faces 11 charges including uttering threats, possession of a weapon, theft over $5,000, along with assault-related charges.

The carnage began Saturday when two men broke into a home on the settlement, about two hours northeast of Edmonton.

The assailants repeatedly stabbed an 80-year-old man before trying to steal his van.

When the attempt to take the vehicle failed, it's believed they returned and beat the man, breaking his nose and elbow.

The assailants then went to a nearby house and asked to use the phone.

When the resident, a 70-year-old woman, opened the door, they forced their way in and physically assaulted her before her SUV was stolen.

She was treated for her injures and released, but the man remains in hospital, Mounties said.

Both accused men remain in custody and are due in court Feb. 12.

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