Ray Stacey, a Paradise man recently released from federal prison, is back in police custody after a warrant was issued for him while he was out on statuatory release.
Stacey was sentenced to 42 months in prison in February 2019 for several charges related to attacking his wife with a knife in 2018, as well as two subsequent carjackings as he fled police after the assault.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said Monday that Stacey was back in the community on parole, and that on Sunday he turned himself in to police after a warrant was issued for him. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Parole Board of Canada told CBC News that Stacey was not on parole but was on statutory release, a supervised release in the community allowed after an offender has served two-thirds of a sentence in custody.
In an email, the RNC said it was unable to give any further details about the warrant as it is a matter involving the courts and Correctional Services Canada.
Police said after Stacey turned himself in, police took him to the St. John's city lockup without incident.
Some of Stacey's sentence was credited to time already served in police custody, leaving him with 27 months left at the time of his sentencing.
Stacey was found not guilty of second-degree murder in 2016, following the death of a co-worker.