March 13, 2018 4:09 pm

Edmonton police arrest ‘high-risk’ offender wanted on warrants

Leon Halkett, 32, has been arrested and is facing breach of recognizance charges, Edmonton police said in a release on Tuesday.

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Edmonton police have arrested a “violent and dangerous” man after issuing a plea to the public for help finding him earlier this month.

On March 2, police asked for help locating Leon Halkett. The 32-year-old was wanted for allegedly breaching conditions of his court order.

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“Halkett poses a great risk to the public and is considered by police to be a violent and sexually violent offender who has preyed on random women, as well as women with whom he has been in relationships,” police said at the time.

On Tuesday, police said Halkett was arrested on Saturday in Edmonton. He remains in custody and is facing five counts of breach of recognizance.

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In September 2017, police issued an arrest warrant for Halkett after allegedly breaching his court order as well. He was released from prison in December 2016 and police issued a public warning at the time.

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