In Portage la Prairie, Man., The man wanted for the murder of his wife and two small children was arrested in Winnipeg on Friday night, the RCMP said.
Winnipeg Police Service officers descended into the downtown area around 8:30 pm and arrested Trevis McLeod, 50, without incident after searching for him for three days, the RCMP said in a press release.
McLeod was being sought on three counts of second degree murder and arson after the bodies of his 32-year-old wife and their two children – a six-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy – were found Sunday morning in a Portage la Prairie home from teams that responded to a fire.
Shortly after the fire, McLeod was arrested and charged with assaulting another family member, but he was released. At the time, the RCMP did not have enough evidence to hold McLeod in custody in connection with the murders and the fire.
As investigations into the fire and death of the family inside evolved, evidence emerged that led police to believe McLeod was responsible, the RCMP said.
He has been wanted by police since Tuesday and is believed to be in Winnipeg the whole time.
McLeod was placed in custody of RCMP Major Crime Services.
Mounties will provide more details as they become available, the release said.