A man is charged with escaping lawful custody after he fled from Mounties while they were taking him to court this past Saturday.
According to an RCMP news release, the handcuffed prisoner was being escorted to the courthouse cells, when he escaped.
It’s not clear exactly where he was when he escaped.
Police state that a short foot pursuit ensued, however the prisoner got away.
“Yellowknife Detachment officers were immediately called to assist and located the prisoner moments later in an apartment building near downtown Yellowknife, Police stated. “The prisoner was brought back into custody and no one was injured during this incident.”
Jacob Smith-Lafferty is now facing a charge of escape lawful custody and the Yellowknife Detachment says it has initiated an incident review of the matter.
Prisoners occasionally appear for bail hearings on the weekend.