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Saskatchewan Mounties re-arrest man who was released from custody in error

LA LOCHE, Sask. — A Saskatchewan man who was released from police custody in error has been re-arrested, and is facing new charges from his time spent at large.

October 5, 2017  By The Canadian Press

The 35-year-old was released from RCMP custody in the La Loche, Sask., earlier this week while he was on remand awaiting a court appearance on assault and other charges.

However, RCMP say the man should not have been released from custody.

He was taken back into custody without incident about 24 hours later in La Loche.

He now faces additional charges of assault and theft stemming from the time he spent out of custody.


His next court appearance is set for Thursday in La Loche.

RCMP are conducting an internal review of the incident.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017

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