A Yellowknife man wanted by police for failing to show up to court for a sex assault jury trial has been located and arrested, say RCMP.
An arrest warrant was issued for 35-year-old Alden Joseph Lennie on Jan. 23 after he failed to appear in NWT Supreme court for the second day in a row, forcing Justice Andrew Mahar to declare a mistrial.
A dozen jurors were sent home.
Lennie was arrested without incident on Feb. 8 following an “active search,” stated RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon in an email to Yellowknifer.
Lennie has been charged with a failure to attend court, “as directed by the court,” wrote York-Condon.
Lennie, who appeared for day-one of the trial before failing to attend, stands accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Yellowknife in 2015.
The trial was expected to last a week and four witnesses were due to be called to the stand.
Lennie was been remanded into custody at North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC). He’s scheduled for a court appearance in NWT Supreme Court on Friday.