UPDATE: Police arrest Kyle Fredericks

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Kyle David Fredericks

Kyle Fredericks is in custody - again.

Around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, members of the New Minas RCMP, Kentville Police and Valley Integrated Street Crime Unit arrested the 21-year-old man in a North Kentville house.

Acting on a tip, the police surrounded the residence and arrested Fredericks without incident.

Fredericks is facing charges of trafficking and criminal negligence causing death in the case of Josh Graves’ prescription drug-related death in March 2011. His trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 8.

Police have been looking for him since Sept. 19 when a warrant was issued for his arrest after he allegedly breached court imposed conditions and escaped custody Sept. 18.

It was the second time Fredericks had RCMP hunting for him in recent months.  July 31, RCMP issued an arrest warrant after he allegedly failed to comply with conditions of an undertaking and then escaped custody. After receiving an anonymous tip concerning his whereabouts on Aug. 4, RCMP officers located Fredericks in a Berwick apartment and took him into custody without incident.  He was released on his own recognizance with conditions during an Aug. 8 court appearance. He missed a scheduled Sept. 24 court appearance on those charges.

After a remand hearing Saturday morning, RCMP Cpl. Chris Campbell confirmed, Fredericks was transported to the Burnside Correctional Facility where he will remain until an Oct. 2 appearance in Kentville court.

Organizations: RCMP, North Kentville house

Geographic location: Berwick

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