Nova Scotia

Canada-wide warrant issued for Melvin gang member

A member of the notorious Melvin crime family is once again in trouble with the law.

Police are trying to locate 26-year-old Andrew Jason Hudder

Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for Andrew Jason Hudder, 26. He stands six-foot-one, weighs 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. (Halifax Regional Police)

A member of the notorious Melvin crime family is once again in trouble with the law.    

Halifax Regional Police are trying to locate 26-year-old Andrew Jason Hudder who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Hudder was released from prison late last year after serving a sentence of five years, eight months. 

He served the maximum amount of time, and the National Parole Board released him, even though he was assessed as a high risk to re-offend.  

While Hudder was out on parole last weekend, the board revoked his parole. Police describe Hudder as standing six-foot-one, 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although the warrant is Canada-wide, police believe Hudder is still in the Halifax area.

Hudder was serving time for arson relating to several firebombings in 2006.

The Parole Board noted at the time, the firebombings were an attempt to intimidate rivals in a drug feud.  

The Melvin gang has been involved in a long and bitter feud with the rival Marriott gang, much of it centred in the Spryfield area.

Hudder also ran into some trouble while inside prison, he was accused of assaulting a prison guard with a plastic fork.

Then in the summer of 2009, he was out of prison and on his way to get a haircut at a salon on Spring Garden Road. Rival gang members apparently recognized him, and opened fire.   

Hudder survived the attack, but because he was involved in criminal behaviour, his parole was revoked and he was put back in jail.

Police are warning members of the public not to approach Hudder. If anyone sees him, they're urged to contact police immediately.

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