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Penticton RCMP arrest fugitive trying to escape in taxi

June 10, 2016 - 4:51 PM

PENTICTON - A man who failed to show up at the Penticton RCMP detachment for an intermittent jail sentence has been caught and is now facing new charges.

RCMP say Sahand Sobhani, 39, didn't arrive to serve his weekend jail sentence back on May 20 and an arrest warrant was issued.

Yesterday, June 9, the Penticton Targetted Enforcement Unit spent most of a day searching for Sobhani, eventually locating him on a Summerland property where he fled. He was apprehended a short distance away while trying to get away in a taxi cab, according to a RCMP media release.

A 9 mm handgun was seized during Sobhani's arrest, which police say had recently been reported stolen from a break and enter a few days before.

Sobhani will remain in custody until his next court appearance on June 22.

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