A well-known criminal, released after serving his latest sentence, wasn’t free for very long before ending up back behind bars.
In August 2007, Louis Bear was driving a stolen car, fleeing from police, when he hit and killed Brian Suh and Grant Liu outside the Whisky nightclub.
Just three years later, he was shot as he tried ramming another stolen vehicle into two police officers in a Bridgeland alley.
For that, he was sentenced to three years and six months in jail, and declared a long-term offender, meaning he would be under supervision for ten years upon his release.
He was released in April, and according to documents obtained by News Talk 770, he was arrested in July.
Police were tracking a stolen vehicle and when it took off at a high rate of speed, the HAWCS helicopter was brought in.
When the vehicle stopped, Bear was arrested.
The Parole Board of Canada says Bear’s recent charges “speak to a level of poor decision-making and non-compliance,” adding it appears he has put himself and others at risk, which appears to consistent with his “pattern of criminal behaviour.”
While those new charges are before the courts, the Board has added another release condition.
When released, Bear is banned from operating a vehicle.
Alberta Justice says he is expected back in court next Friday.