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Accused murderer arrested in Chase after evading Edmonton police for nearly two years

Gordon Shaw aka Bob Stenton
Image Credit: Edmonton Police Service
March 16, 2016 - 3:42 PM

CHASE - Police finally caught up to an Edmonton man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for murder charges after he skipped his court hearing and fled nearly two years ago.

In August 2011 Gordon Shaw, 61, was charged with second degree murder in the death of Robert Anderson, 70, in May that year. Police found Anderson’s body in his home after neighbours reported they had not seen or heard from him for several days.

Shaw was initially arrested in Port Alberni, but did not attend his court appearance in September 2014. When police announced they were searching for him they indicated he was known to spend time on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan.

Recently, the Edmonton Police Service discovered Shaw was living in Chase and using the alias Bob Stenton. Investigators also learned he advertised himself as a handyman in the local paper, calling himself “Bob the Builder."

On Monday, March 14 Kelowna RCMP took Shaw into custody without incident. He made a court appearance in Kamloops yesterday and was remanded in custody. Soon, he’ll be transferred to Edmonton to await trial.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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