Police charge man for fleeing custody

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Police charge man for fleeing custody

Police have charged a man for fleeing a Dartmouth facility where he was under court order to remain.

At approximately 9 a.m. on May 26, police received information that Joshua James Turner, 35, had left the Jamieson Community Correctional Center located on Morris Drive in Dartmouth.​ He has been deemed a high-risk to reoffend relating to sexual and violent offences.​

A media release was issued asking for the public’s assistance locating him and information from a citizen led officers toarrest Turner at approximately​ 2:40 p.m. in​ Dartmouth without incident.​

Turner is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face a charge of breaching a long-term supervision order.

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