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Man arrested after challenging police to find him

A man got exactly what he bargained for when he called police on Monday to inform them that he was driving while impaired and challenged officers to come find him.

RCMP did just that when they located 25-year-old Jesse Lewis of Avondale in Conception Harbour.

Shortly after the call, police received two separate reports of vehicle thefts by Lewis from residential properties in Georgetown and Cupids.

RCMP officers from three detachments engaged in the search for Lewis.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. police received a report from a resident of Conception Harbour who advised that Lewis attended his residence and made threats while holding an edged weapon.

About 20 minutes later the accused was located in Conception Harbour operating a stolen vehicle and showed signs of impairment.

He was taken into custody for a number of criminal offences and was transported to Carbonear General Hospital where a blood sample was obtained.

Lewis faces charges of two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of uttering threats, and assault with a weapon. More charges are anticipated.

Lewis was on parole for convictions of armed robbery, dangerous operation, flight from police, assaulting a police officer, assault with a weapon and theft of a motor vehicle. He attended court on Monday where his parole was revoked.

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