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Ontario lays charges against man already facing murder counts in Quebec Amber Alert

By Pembroke Daily Observer

RENFREW - The 41-year-old father at the heart of an Amber Alert in Quebec who was apprehended south-west of Renfrew in September, is now facing criminal charges in Ontario.
He was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa Tuesday morning.
Police said as a result of a rather complex investigation, the 41-year-old man has now been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, flight from police, possession of a stolen vehicle, assault with a weapon and resisting arrest.
The investigation was led by members of the OPP East Region Regional Support Team and members from various detachments and crime units, under the direction of OPP major case manager, Detective Inspector Daniel Nadeau with the Criminal Investigation Branch.
Back in September, a parallel investigation commenced in this province after an Amber Alert was initiated in Quebec. This resulted in the OPP's involvement when the suspect was located in eastern Ontario. Several OPP resources were involved in the successful apprehension of the accused as well as the safe apprehension of his six-year-old child.
The accused is also facing charges in Quebec including first-degree murder in the death of his former partner and second-degree murder in the death of Yvon Lacasse, a 71-year-old man whose body was found in September.