Man charged with permitting escape



Police have charged a man in relation to an incident earlier this month where another man was mistakenly released from custody from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF) in Dartmouth.

On November 7 at 9:18 a.m., police received a call from CNSCF advising that Eliahs Knudsen Kent, age 22, had been mistakenly released from custody. On November 8, officers located Mr. Kent in Spryfield and after a short foot pursuit, took him into custody. The investigation determined that another inmate who was due to be released that day allowed Mr. Kent to pose as him enabling Mr. Kent to leave the facility.

Thirty-year-old Gregory Sheldon Spears appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court earlier this afternoon to face charges of permitting escape and breach of recognizance.