An alleged sidekick in a Penticton home invasion is back behind bars. Again.
Jesse Eldon Harry Mason, 32, who faces one count of break-and-enter in connection with a home invasion that led up to a three-hour police standoff Oct. 2, had been on bail – his second such release – since Nov. 19.
Mason was ordered to reside at the Grenada Inn on Skaha Lake Road and abide by a curfew of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. He was to be monitored electronically to ensure compliance, and was also ordered to have no contact with eight people.
He was re-arrested Nov. 22, after allegedly breaching several of his bail conditions in less than a day by failing to comply with his curfew, changing addresses without first notifying his probation officer and failing to report as directed.
Mason was first released on Oct. 20, but arrested just two days later for allegedly failing to reside in Keremeos as directed.
Co-accused Josef Bretislav Pavlik, 37, was denied bail on Nov. 19.
Pavlik, 37, is charged with break-and-enter, using a firearm to commit a robbery, assault with a weapon and uttering threats in connection with the home invasion at a residence on Winnipeg Street in downtown Penticton.
The victim, Michael Paseska, told The Herald previously that he and his girlfriend were awoken by two men wearing bandanas, one of whom was pointing a gun.
Paseska alleges he was then pistol-whipped, resulting in the gun firing off several rounds, one of which caused a flesh wound to Paseska’s face.
Paseska said he quickly discovered more than two people were in his home stealing electronics, guitars and other valuables. The group then fled in two vehicles, allegedly to a townhouse at 298 Maple St., where the standoff with police ensued.
The incident, which prompted the lockdown of nearby Queen’s Park Elementary, ended when Mason surrendered peacefully shortly before the arrival of a heavily armed RCMP Emergency Response Team.