Police arrest man wanted for escaping from correctional facility

Police have arrested one of the two men who had escaped from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility last month.

On September 23 at approximately 8:50 p.m. Chad Stephen Clarke, 28, and Thomas Joseph Smith, 31, escaped from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. 

Today at approximately 2 a.m. police stopped a stolen vehicle on Frederick Avenue in Halifax. Officers took a man and woman into custody. The man was identified as Chad Clarke. The investigation is ongoing, and charges are anticipated.

Police are continuing to search for Thomas Smith. Smith is 6’ tall, approximately 180 lbs. and has brown hair, blue eyes and a beard.

Police are asking anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts to call police at 902-490-5020.  Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

Source: Release

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