Escaped inmate assaults motorist, steals car in New Brunswick

DORCHESTER, N.B. -- Police say a 29-year-old New Brunswick man escaped from Dorchester Penitentiary Friday afternoon and assaulted a motorist as he made his getaway.

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It's unclear how Jeffrey MacLean escaped, but once free RCMP say he stole a grey, four-door Toyota Corolla on the Royal Road in nearby Memramcook.

Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said MacLean allegedly assaulted the driver, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

MacLean was later possibly sighted in nearby Moncton, where RCMP set up a roadblock on Mountain Road.

Rogers-Marsh said MacLean is from Dalhousie, N.B.

Corrections officials say he was serving a sentence of more than nine years for armed robbery.

MacLean is driving a 2010 Corolla with New Brunswick licence plate number JCS 853. Police say he is white, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5'11" tall and weighs about 145 lbs.

The Mounties say the public should not approach MacLean or the car, but instead call 911 immediately.



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