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Man Arrested After Escaping Police Custody, Stealing Sheriff Vehicle

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Man Arrested After Escaping Police Custody, Stealing Sheriff Vehicle

A St. Albert man already in custody for stealing two vehicles and pointing a firearm in Fort McMurray, is facing new charges after he allegedly escaped and stole a prisoner transport vehicle.

The incident happened on Monday around 5 p.m.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say they received a report of a complaint at the Fort McMurray Court House that a suspect had escaped by stealing the Alberta Sheriff’s vehicle.

Around the same time, police received another report of a person driving dangerously.

Officers eventually tracked down stolen vehicle on Alberta Drive. The suspect was found nearby and taken back into custody without incident.

The 21-year-old was on his way to court to answer to charges stemming from the incident last week.

The new charges include escape lawful custody, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of cocaine, under the controlled drugs and substances act.

The man is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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