(HALIFAX, NS) – A brief manhunt for a murder suspect wanted out of Texas had residents of Northern Ontario and Manitoba on edge for a while over the summer.
Halifax Regional Police say that they arrested 28-year-old Derek Cameron Whisenand after a shoplifting incident at an area business.
The Texas murder suspect has a Canada-wide warrant issued for his arrest soon after he was believed to have entered Canada illegally through the Manitoba border near Haskett. This happened during the week of June 24th and Whisenands vehicle was located on the American side of the border.
Halifax police say that a 911 call was made regarding a shoplifting incident in the 200 block of Chain LakeDrive in the Bayers Lake Business Park. Police arrived and made attempts to arrest the man but he had managed to flee.
Police tracked down the man and arrested him a short time later after a brief foot chase.
The murder suspect is wanted out of Eastland County, Texas, which is roughly 168 kilometres southwest of Dallas.
Police say the murder suspects last confirmed location was in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 26th, 2019.
Arrangements are being made to have Whisenand handed over to the RCMP and eventually shipped back to Texas.