A police search for a serial predator in the Bay St. George, N.L., area is over.
Bay St. George RCMP say they arrested Matthew Francis O'Quinn around 3:45 a.m. Monday, at a home in Stephenville Crossing. Police arrived on scene at 3 a.m., and in a press release said officers surrounded the home and demanded Quinn come out.
After a 45-minute negotiation, say police, he surrendered peacefully.
Police allege O'Quinn had been unlawfully at large since Thursday, after failing to comply with a long-term supervision order issued in 2015. Police said that order was being served in Ontario
Police issued a public plea Sunday for any information as to his exact whereabouts, and their investigation yielded a tip that led them to the Stephenville Crossing home.
The 44-year-old, originally from Flat Bay, was labelled a long-term offender in 2015 for his history of violence against women and more than 40 criminal convictions.
In 2015 he was convicted of uttering death threats and forcible confinement stemming from an incident in 2012.
With O'Quinn in custody, police are now in touch with Correctional Services Canada about the supervision order, as their investigation continues.