September 12, 2017 9:43 am
Updated: September 12, 2017 11:41 am

RCMP searching for N.B. shooting suspect who fled police custody in N.S.

New Brunswick RCMP say Morris James Lanceleve, 33, is considered armed and dangerous.


Update: RCMP have issued a correction in the spelling of Alisa Margaret Kelly’s name and her age.

RCMP in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are warning the public about a shooting suspect, who fled police custody last week.

Police say Morris James Lanceleve, 33, is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who encounters him is advised not to approach him.

Lanceleve has no fixed address but it’s believed he may be in Nova Scotia.

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According to RCMP, officers were called to a home in Sackville, N.B. on Sept. 7 at around 1 a.m. after a shot had been fired. No one was injured in the incident.

Later that day, an RCMP officer stopped a vehicle in Williams Point, N.S., just outside Antigonish, and arrested Lanceleve and a Nova Scotia woman.

However, Lanceleve was able to escape police custody.

“He was placed under arrest and a brief struggle ensued and he was able to flee (on foot),” said Cpl. Brian Villers with New Brunswick’s Southeast District RCMP.

“There was one officer who did the stop and a second officer close by on the way to assist.”

An arrest warrant has been issued for Lanceleve, who has been charged with failing to comply with a judge’s undertaking, possession of a firearm while prohibited, discharging a firearm while being reckless, and possession of a weapon contrary to an order.

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He is described as being 5’7”, weighing 133 lbs, with short brown hair and green eyes. He has tattoos of a skull and flames on his right shoulder, as well as a skull and cross on his upper back.

Meanwhile, 36-year-old Alisa Margaret Kelly is charged with accessory after the fact to careless use of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Kelly appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on Sept. 8, and was released on a judge’s undertaking with numerous conditions.

She will be back in court on Oct. 20 to enter a plea.

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