NEWS
11/12/2015 18:50 EST | Updated 11/12/2016 00:12 EST

Prisoner facing more than 15 new charges after alleged escape in cruiser

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — After spending nearly two weeks on the lam, a 26-year-old prisoner has been captured.

RCMP allege that on Oct. 26, Jason McGinn escaped during a prisoner custody transfer from Thorsby RCMP to Drayton Valley RCMP.

They allege the 26-year-old jumped into the driver's seat of a marked RCMP cruiser and drove off.

The abandoned vehicle was located a short time later near Warburg, Alta., but air support and members of the RCMP K-9 unit were unable to find him.

He was located and arrested in Rocky Mountain House on Nov. 8.

McGinn had been facing charges including possession of stolen property.

He now faces more than 15 additional charges including escaping lawful custody, assault with a weapon and theft over $5,000.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Drayton Valley on Nov. 17.

(CTV Calgary)