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12 day run from police ends

Accused bail breacher Jake Mark Pearce, who slipped out of custody at the Royal Hobart Hospital nearly two weeks ago on August 31st, has now been arrested.

Police caught up with the 21 year old at a Risdon Vale home this morning at around 11am, where a charge of escaping lawful custody was added to his bail problems.

Detective Inspector Troy Morrisby said:

“We’d like to thank the community for information provided throughout the last 12 days while we’ve been searching for him.

“I would also like to reassure the community that at no time were they at risk due to his escape."