RCMP warn of high-risk offender release

James Andrew MacKay Collage

In accordance with the Nova Scotia Release of High Risk Offender Information Protocol, Nova Scotia RCMP is advising all citizens, particularly those in the Yarmouth and Halifax areas, of the release of a high risk offender.

James Andrew MacKay, 36, is being released from the Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B. on March 22, 2017 after completing a sentence for sexual assault and other offences. He has a criminal record dating back to 2000 that includes convictions for Uttering Threats, Assault with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement, Sexual Assault, and Killing or Endangering Other Animals. MacKay has been assessed as being at a high risk to re-offend. Violent offences for which MacKay has been convicted have been in the context of intimate relationships.

MacKay will be required to follow strict conditions for a period of two years including not possessing certain types of weapons, no possession or consumption of alcohol and non-prescription drugs, no communication with the victim, and a daily curfew. He is described as a white male, 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, with green eyes and black hair.


MacKay will be on co­urt imposed conditio­ns for two years and will be required to follow a multitude of strict conditions, some of which include:


·       Give notice of any address change

·       No alcohol or drugs (including being ser­ved at any establish­ment)

·       Should you alter your appearance, upon demand of a Police/Pe­ace Officer, submit to having your curre­nt photograph taken

·       Abide by your curfew and remain in your residence everyday between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

·       No contact with vict­ims

·       No weapons

 MacKay is a 36-year-­old white man, 5’10”, 181 lbs., with gre­en eyes, brown hair and a beard.

This information is provided to alert members of the public of his presence in our community so they may take suitable precautionary measures. RCMP is warning that any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.


Source: Media Release

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