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Hearing Delayed In Bass Lake Home Invasion And Assault Case

BASS LAKE — Two North Fork men arrested following a violent home invasion robbery in Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18 appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court on Thursday, Dec. 7, for a scheduled preliminary hearing.

Ray Coleman and Alvin McDonald III

Ray Coleman, who turned 24 on the day of his court appearance, and Alvin McDonald III, 18, are charged with attempted murder, strong-arm robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon-firearm, elder abuse, conspiracy, and using a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Their preliminary hearing was on the calendar for Dec. 7, however the judge had to work around scheduling issues for both of the accused’s attorneys, and a new date of Jan. 4 has been set to agree on a date for the preliminary hearing.

Both defendants have waived their right to have the hearing within 10 days of arraignment, and their right to have a trial within 60 days.

Coleman and McDonald are accused of forcing their way into a home in the 36000 block of Cedar Lane at about 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Nov. 18, violently assaulting a 77-year-old woman and robbing the home.

The victim remains in critical condition, and according to family friends.

Both defendants remain behind bars at the Madera County Department of Corrections, McDonald on a $610,000 bond; Coleman on a $1.125 million bond.

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