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Federal offender who walked away from Vancouver halfway house arrested in Quebec

Last Updated Feb 17, 2019 at 10:56 am PDT

Joseph Davis (Courtesy: VPD)

Jospeh Davis, 47, has been arrested in Quebec after missing curfew at his halfway house a week ago

Davis also managed to flee the province after failing to return to his halfway house in 2017

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A four-time federal offender who failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house a week ago has been found in Eastern Canada.

47-year-old Joseph Davis was arrested early Sunday morning in Quebec.

He was the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant after he didn’t return for curfew on February 11. He is currently serving a four-year sentence for sexual assault and had been released under a long-term supervision order.

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Two days after he failed to return to his halfway house last week, the Vancouver Police Department said Davis had bought a grey 2001 Mercedes ML320 and that he may be heading east, toward Winnipeg.

Davis acknowledged the media attention about his warrant and the SUV during his arrest, according to the VPD.

This is not the first time Davis has managed to get out of the province after running away from his halfway house. In April 2017 he was also wanted across the country for missing curfew and ended up being found and arrested in Saskatchewan.

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His criminal record includes assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement after he attacked a female sex trade worker he had invited to his home in 2001. And in 2007 he sexually assaulted a real estate agent in Winnipeg, after luring her to his home.

He remains in custody.