Two inmates attempting to escape from a sheriff’s van today, June 26, were apprehended within minutes and are back in custody. Michael Slaunwhite and Vincent John Ryan Currie were both caught by sheriffs and the attempted escape at Dartmouth Provincial Court was thwarted. It appears the two inmates were able to disengage their leg irons. The incident occurred at about 9:15 a.m. -30-
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