Suspect arrested in Grand Forks four days after fleeing from police
RCMP cruiser (supplied by the RCMP)
A 33-year old man with ties to the Boundary was arrested in Grand Forks on Monday after fleeing from RCMP the week before.
Grand Forks Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler said the suspect was first spotted last Thursday leaving the city on highway 3. Sgt. Peppler added that he was already known to be a prohibited driver by police.
“Mounties attempted to stop the man who fled from them,” said Sgt. Peppler “As the man was deemed to be driving erratically, a pursuit was not initiated.”
According to Sgt. Peppler, Jake Benjamin McMahon was found and arrested without incident in Grand Forks just four days later and March 29th.
“McMahon has been formally charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, 3 counts of Driving while Prohibited or Suspended, and wearing a disguise with intent,” said Sgt. Peppler. “In addition, McMahon was on a Conditional Sentence Order (CSO) and missed his curfew condition. An arrest warrant was issued for breach of his CSO. McMahon has been in custody since his arrest and will be held till his next appearance on April 6.”
Sgt. Peppler added that McMahon was also known by neighbouring RCMP detachments, and that his team received support and assistance from them during the investigation.
Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288