After more than six months on the lam, one of Winnipeg's most-wanted fugitives has been arrested in Ontario and will be brought back to the city to face murder, kidnapping and robbery charges, the Free Press has learned.
Michael Tylor Fless, 30, was arrested in the Kitchener area by Waterloo police Friday.
A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Fless after two separate shootings involving three victims.
The first occurred Nov. 28 on Pritchard Avenue, where Benjamin Franklin Traverse, 39, was fatally shot. Before fleeing the scene, two suspects robbed two people, forced them into a vehicle and drove them to East St. Paul, where they shot the two victims and fled in the stolen vehicle.
Fless is facing charges of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and firearm-related offences.
James Andrew Jewels, 26, is facing two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and firearm-related offices. He was arrested Jan. 6 by members of the Winnipeg Police Service major crimes unit, with help from the tactical support team.