Escaped convict back in police custody

Escaped inmate Tyler Desmond Fong is back in police custody.

Escaped inmate Tyler Desmond Fong is back in police custody.

Fong had been incarcerated at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre but fled from correctional officers while at Victoria General Hospital for medical treatment on Sunday, Oct. 4.

He was arrested on Oct. 21 at about 3:50 p.m. in the 10200 block of King George Boulevard in Surrey.

“West Shore RCMP received information of Fong’s whereabouts and proceeded to coordinate an effective response with their counterparts at the Surrey RCMP detachment, including the Auto Crime Unit,” said Westshore RCMP spokesman Const. Alex Bérubé. “Fong was successfully arrested following a brief foot pursuit. Neither Fong nor any officers involved were injured.”

Fong now faces new charges of escaping lawful custody, assaulting a peace officer, mischief (x2), theft of vehicle and dangerous operation of a vehicle.