Caernarfon ”can’t catch me” fugitive jailed

North Wales Police

A Caernarfon fugitive who taunted police online while he was on the run has been jailed.

Martin Tate was captured on Tuesday – almost a week after detectives launched an appeal for his whereabouts. He posted on North Wales Police’s Facebook page that saying they couldn’t catch him and that he had the last laugh.

Tate (31) admitted seven offences including assaulting his ex-girlfriend twice, causing criminal damage by destroying a TV set and driving while disqualified. He also pleaded guilty to threatening a female police officer when he was tracked down in Dinas, following a tip-off.

Caernarfon magistrates sentenced Tate to five months in prison for the crimes and an extra fortnight for breaching his licence. He was also banned from driving for eighteen months and from contacting his former partner indefinitely.

After sentencing, Detective Constable Dave Jones from Caernarfon police station said: ”I’d like to acknowledge the public’s help in locating and arresting Tate and it’s reassuring to know that together with our communities we’ll ensure prolific offenders face justice.”