News release

Inmate in Custody

The inmate who escaped from the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Pictou County, Friday, June 5, is now in police custody.

“I would like to thank law enforcement for their efforts in apprehending this individual, and the public for their co-operation in providing information and tips,” said Mark Furey, Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Nova Scotia.

The inmate, Kevin Edward Clarke-McNeil, has been on remand at the facility since December 2019 on several charges, including attempted murder, unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and resisting/obstructing a peace officer.

Correctional Services is conducting a full review of this incident.

Questions regarding details on the search and arrest should be directed to the RCMP.