Man arrested 3 days after escaping lawful custody at Toronto courthouse

Jumar Lennon, 24, has been arrested after escaping lawful custody from a Toronto courthouse on Tuesday. Handout / Toronto Police Ser

Toronto police have recaptured a man who escaped lawful custody at a courthouse in the city’s northwest end earlier this week.

Police issued a warning around the noon hour on Tuesday, stating that Jumar Lennon, 24, had escaped from the Finch courthouse, at Finch Avenue West and Arrow Road near Highway 400.

Lennon was before the courts at the time of the escape, but police could not say what charges he was appearing on.

An update from police around 3:20 p.m. on Friday said Lennon had been taken into custody at The Albion Centre, near Finch and Kipling Avenues.

Toronto police said a task force of divisional officers was put together to help track him down. They had successfully found him thanks to tips received from the public.

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Lennon was arrested without incident and no injuries were reported.

Toronto police said he has been charged with seven counts of failing to comply with probation, five founts of failing to comply with recognizance, robbery and escaping lawful custody.

He is scheduled to appear at a Queen Street court in Toronto on Saturday morning.

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