Still in custody for alleged home invasion, Shane White is sentenced for unrelated theft
CORNER BROOK, N.L. –Shane Roderick White has been sentenced to time served for a theft that happened a month before he was arrested for an alleged violent home invasion in Humber Arm South earlier this year.
White, 33, has been in custody since he and his twin brother Shawn Robert White were arrested and charged in relation to the home invasion in their hometown community of Benoit’s Cove this past March 17.
While his brother was later released on bail, Shane White was denied bail and remains locked up.
On June 10, White was issued a suspended sentence for time served and was given 12 months probation for stealing a reciprocating saw at Kent Building Supplies in Corner Brook in early February.
White had pleaded guilty to the theft, along with two charges of breaching court orders.
He had been in custody for 86 days at the time of his sentencing. Crown attorney Trina Simms had asked for a sentence in the two- to three-month range.
The outstanding charges against him stemming from the home invasion are being dealt with in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. Should he be convicted, he will not be eligible to receive credit for any of the time taken off his pre-sentence custody for the theft conviction.
Both the White brothers are charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, robbery, and breaking and entering to commit an indictable offence. Shane White is also charged with two probation breaches.
Shawn White’s matters are being dealt with at the provincial court level.
Shane White is seen entering the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook on June 3.