Escaped inmates arrested

Two inmates who escaped custody and stole a vehicle in Yorkton last week have been apprehended.

Christian Hagel and Dale Churchill were taken into custody last Thursday after a brief chase by police. Both suspects are inmates of the White Spruce Correctional Centre.

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On Oct. 4, a vehicle in Yorkton was reported as stolen. Hagel and Churchill, who were with a work crew at the time, were suspected of stealing it.

The RCMP located the vehicle in Fort Qu’Appelle. Police set up a spike belt on the road and the car stopped before it could reach it. The suspects were subsequently arrested.

Hagel was charged with dangerous operation, flight, escaping lawful custody, possession of stolen property, breaching probation, and driving while disqualified.

Churchill was charged with possession of stolen property and escaping lawful custody.

Both inmates were scheduled to appear in Regina Provincial court on Oct. 9.

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