A Corner Brook man on parole for unrelated aggravated assault and armed robbery convictions is back in prison.
Dillon Bourgeios, 27, was arrested by the Bay St. George RCMP, with the assistance of Police Dog Services West, in Stephenville last Wednesday.
An arrest warrant had been issued for him July 30 in relation to a breach of his parole release conditions. According to the RCMP, Bourgeois had violated a condition to refrain from using drugs while on parole.
He had initially been placed on house arrest for that breach. However, Bourgeois fled and did not return to his designated residence as required, which precipitated the arrest warrant.
Because Bourgeois is considered a violent offender and a risk to flee, the police dog's services were called in when police became aware of Bourgeois’ location last week.
The RCMP said Bourgeois had a fixed blade knife concealed in his waistband at the time of his arrest, but he was taken into custody without incident.
Last September, Bourgeois was sentenced to serve three years for armed robbery. At the time, he was already serving a five-year sentence for aggravated assault handed to him in November 2017 in relation to a stabbing.
Bourgeois, who had been in custody since his arrest shortly after the assault, which happened in late October 2015, had taken part in the robbery in July 2015 and was charged while incarcerated.
In addition to being returned to prison to serve out the remaining 16 months of his sentence, the RCMP indicated Bourgeois will be appearing in provincial court at a later date on a charge of possessing a concealed weapon.