Anonymous tip leads to arrest in Saskatoon of woman on the run more than a year
Tasia Natewayes never turned herself in after rejected appeal to Supreme Court
The getaway driver for a group convicted of a Prince Albert manslaughter has been arrested after more than a year on the run.
Saskatoon police arrested Tasia Natewayes on Saturday after receiving an anonymous tip. Police spokeswoman Alyson Edwards did not provide details on where the arrest happened but said Natewayes faces no further charges at this time.
If the media is calling, what are we doing? And it just re-lights the fire a little bit.- Jon Bergen, Inspector with Prince Albert police
Prince Albert police 'excited' by arrest
Prince Albert police Inspector Jon Bergen said he appreciated the media staying on the case, "and holding us accountable."
"If the media is calling, what are we doing? And it just re-lights the fire a little bit," he said.
"We were pretty excited and …. the Crown prosecutors, I guess they were pretty ecstatic too because they're sitting waiting for it to be dealt with as well, you know they have a sentence that they're waiting for her to serve," Bergen said.
The five males who committed the fatal beating received sentences ranging from two years, five months for a youth up to 12 years. Natewayes had spent time serving her sentence in a healing lodge prior to receiving interim release pending her appeal, and failed to turn herself in after the appeal failed.
Police said she has been transported to Prince Albert and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.