Man charged after fleeing from police on multiple occasions

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Man charged after fleeing from police on multiple occasions

Yarmouth Municipal RCMP has charged a man after he fled from police on numerous occasions over the weekend in both Yarmouth and Annapolis Counties.

On August 7, 2021 at 7:25 a.m., police received a report from of a stolen vehicle from the driveway of a residence on Store St. in Yarmouth. Over the course of the day on Saturday, the vehicle was sighted in a number of places but police were unable to locate it.

On Saturday evening, the vehicle was again and police set up a roadblock in an attempt to intercept it. The driver of the vehicle, failed to stop and narrowly missed striking a police vehicle head-on before fleeing.

On Sunday morning the vehicle was located on Hwy. 101 in Annapolis County. Police attempted another traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver fled again. The vehicle and driver was located a short time later in Annapolis Royal attempting to change a flat tire. He was arrested without incident.

Jacob Tunnillie, 19, of Yarmouth, has been charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle (x2), Flight from Police (x2), and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was remanded into custody and appeared in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court on Monday, August 9 at 9:30 a.m. Tunnillie was later released by the court on a number of conditions.

On the evening of August 9, within hours of his release, Tunnillie was found to be breaching conditions of his release by the Yarmouth Municipal RCMP. Tunnilllie was arrested without incident and was held in custody overnight.

On August 10, Tunnillie was charged with Failing to Comply with a Release Order and was remanded into custody. Tunnillie will next appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court on August 11 at 9:30 a.m.

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