Penticton cops net fugitive wanted on warrant

Penticton RCMP nab James John Jackson on Tuesday who escaped prison on March 19.
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Penticton RCMP arrested prison escapee James John Jackson, 31, on Tuesday.

Jackson escaped the Ferndale Institution in Mission on March 19. He was was found hiding under a bed at a Kaleden residence and was arrested without incident. An 18-year-old female resident of Kelowna was also arrested at this location on a warrant from Kelowna. She was given a new charge of obstructing a peace officer.

Jackson has an extensive criminal record with convictions for theft under $5,000, assault, trafficking related offences, possessing stolen property, mischief, failing to comply, careless use of a firearm, obstruction and perjury. He now faces new charges of escaping custody and being unlawfully out of prison.

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