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Canada-wide warrant issued after offender removes ankle bracelet

Police say the 37-year-old, who failed to appear in court on drug and firearms-related charges after a 2018 incident in Vaughan, was sentenced to 9 years in jail
Andre Tully

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for 37-year-old man wanted after he removed his court-ordered GPS ankle bracelet and failed to appear in court on drug and firearms-related charges after a 2018 incident in the City of Vaughan.

On June 13, 2022, the suspect, who did not attend court, was convicted of six charges stemming from the 2018 incident: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin; Flight while Pursued by Police; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Possession of a Loaded, Prohibited or Restricted Firearm; Possession of a Loaded Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized; and Possession of a Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order.

He was sentenced to a nine-year jail sentence.

In November 2018, investigators with the York Regional Police Intelligence Unit arrested a man in the area of Interchange Way and Exchange Drive after a violent struggle and short vehicle pursuit. The armed man was charged with the above offences, resulting in him being held in custody until he was released by the courts on bail in April 2020, with several conditions, including a condition to be wearing a GPS ankle bracelet at all times.

In late March 2022, the suspect removed the ankle bracelet and fled his residence in the City of Brampton. Investigators in the York Regional Police High-Risk Offenders Unit have exhausted all leads in attempting to locate him and are now appealing for assistance from the community. If seen, do not approach, instead call 911 immediately. Investigators are reminding the public that anyone providing assistance to the suspect may also be subject to criminal charges.

    •    Andre Tully, 37, of the City of Brampton

    •    Male, Black
    •    Black hair
    •    5’11”, 240 lbs
    •    Heavy build

    •    Fail to comply with Judicial Release Order
    •    Fail to attend court

Mr. Tully is encouraged to seek legal counsel and turn himself in.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the High-Risk Offender Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6689, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.