Local police have sent a man back to Saskatchewan

Local police have sent a man back to Saskatchewan

Fugitive arrested in Nelson returned to Saskatchewan

A man arrested in Nelson this month has been returned to Saskatchewan to face outstanding warrants.

A man arrested in Nelson this month has been returned to Saskatchewan to face outstanding warrants.

Maxwell Thomas Bell, 22, was picked up August 4 after RCMP responded to a complaint of drunken men on Granite Road.

He ran from police and gave them a false name, but they eventually caught up with him, learned his identity, and found that he was wanted in Kindersley, Sask. for several crimes including assault, assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, using an imitation firearm while committing an indictable offence, and failing to appear in court. The offences stemmed from an incident in October 2011.

He was also wanted in Saskatoon for breach of an undertaking.

RCMP say his criminal record dates back to 2008.

Bell pled guilty in BC to escaping custody and obstructing a police officer, and has been sent back to Saskatchewan as part of a fugitive return program.

The program is managed by the RCMP and funded by the civil forfeiture office.

Since last September, it has helped return 24 people from BC to other provinces where there were warrants for their arrest.