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Arrested while on the run

A 21-year-old man from Edmonton has been arrested and charged with a multitude of offences after he was found in the north Thompson on Thursday.

Justin Brock Normand is alleged to have stolen a car from Edmonton and driven himself through Clearwater and Barriere, before stopping at Adams Lake.

There he broke into a home and torched the car, before trying to flee once again.

Local residents and logging truck drivers attempted to contain the man until police arrived, but he stole a boat.

Members of the Chase and Barriere RCMP, along with Central Interior Traffic Services, an emergency response team and the Air 4 helicopter found him on Adams Lake.

He was arrested a few hours later when he came ashore.

Normand is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, intentionally causing damage to a car by arson, break and enter, theft of a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.

He made his first appearance in Kamloops Provincial Court on Friday.

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