Manitoba murderer nabbed in Seattle
Henry Arthur Kent arrested after 14 years on the run
A convicted murderer from Manitoba who violated his parole and fled Canada has been arrested in Seattle, Wash. after 14 years on the run, the U.S. Marshals Service reported on Wednesday.
Henry Arthur Kent, who was paroled in 1996 after serving 13 years of a life sentence, has been wanted since Feb. 26, 1996 for breaching the conditions of his release, according to a statement released by the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force.
RCMP had listed Kent, 57, on a website for parole violators, and described him as violent, an escape risk and not to be approached. Investigators said he has connections to eastern parts of the U.S. and New Brunswick.
Marshals said they were tipped off about Kent's whereabouts and moved in to arrest him after obtaining a bench warrant from a Seattle-area judge.
Kent's murder conviction was the result of he and an accomplice severely beating an elderly storeowner during a robbery, RCMP said.
The victim, 84, died six weeks after the incident and Kent was charged and convicted for his murder, the Marshals Service said.
Kent will eventually be returned to Canada, officials said.