The man who walked out of the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre on Tuesday (Sept. 8) by allegedly impersonating a prisoner that was due for release has surrendered himself.
Grant Christopher Barker, 30, turned himself in to the B.C. Sheriff’s Office at the Victoria Provincial Courthouse this morning. He has been arrested and will be detained to await an appearance before a Judge.
Barker walked out of the Wilkinson Road jail on Sunday while awaiting trial on charges related to a domestic matter. Saanich Police were careful not to release details but Barker is being charged with personation with intent to gain advantage and Sgt. Steve Eassie said there was another inmate scheduled for release that day.
Barker also faces a charge of “escape lawful custody.”
Eassie said police have received reported sightings of Barker’s whereabouts and believe he is still on the Island. Eassie noted Barker has resided in the Greater Victoria area for the past several years.