4 men arrested in Paradise home invasion facing 139 other charges

Mitchell Nippard's ex uneasy recounting night 4 arrested in Paradise home invasion

The four men who were arrested in an armed home invasion in Paradise in February are the same men facing another 139 charges in other home invasions and the shooting of two dogs.

A fifth man who was sought by police is also listed in the court documents.

Tyler Donahue, 23, Abdifatah Mohamed, 27, Mitchell Nippard, 25, and Gary Thomas Hennessey, 32 were arrested for a Feb. 9 armed home invasion on Angels Road in Paradise.

Mohamed Salim, 28, was being sought by police last month. Salim has been listed as a missing person, but an arrest warrant has been issued for him.

Now, the five men have been charged in four other home invasions and armed robberies, as well as animal cruelty in the Feb. 4 shooting of two dogs.

A sixth person was charged with obstruction of justice on Feb. 15 and released from custody to appear in court at a later date.

According to court documents, the accused broke into a home on Fourth Street in Mount Pearl on Feb. 3, used a firearm to hold someone against their will, assaulted them and stole money and goods from his home.

The next day, the five men allegedly broke into a home on Mount Royal Avenue in St. John's where they shot and killed a dog and shot and injured another dog.

On Feb. 8, the five accused allegedly broke into a home on Milton Road in Paradise and, armed with a firearm, held seven people against their will, assaulted and robbed them.

All of the men were on various probation orders, including being prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a firearm believed to have been used in the home invasions was seized during the investigation.