UPDATE 10/7 9:30 a.m.
After receiving multiple calls from residents, Kelowna RCMP has arrested Tyler Jack Newton.
“This was an excellent example of the Kelowna RCMP members, local media and the public working together to locate and ultimately arrest this dangerous repeat offender,” says Const. Mike Della-Paolera, media relations officer. “Thank you to citizens and callers who took the correct action by calling the Kelowna RCMP and not approaching this individual.”
He was arrested in the downtown core yesterday. He is being held in custody and will appear in court later today.
Newton was wanted on a B.C.-wide warrant for an aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and using an imitation firearm during the commission of an offence stemming from an incident in West Kelowna in December of 2021.
West Kelowna RCMP are asking the public for help in searching for a convicted killer with a province-wide warrant.
Tyler Jack Newton was arrested in 2014 for the murder of Caesar Rosales. Newton stabbed Rosales in the neck with a knife at a transit stop in Kelowna on Oct. 30 of that year.
After serving seven years in jail, he was released in December 2020 after completing his sentence.
Since being released, he’s been arrested multiple times, including fleeing from police in July 2021 and January 2022 when he stole a vehicle and had drug paraphernalia.
The 32-year-old is now wanted for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and using an imitation firearm during an incident in West Kelowna in December of 2021.
He is still a resident of West Kelowna.
If anyone knows his whereabouts, do not approach and call 911 or the West Kelowna RCMP at (250) 768-2880. To stay anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Use the file number 2021-84760 when calling.