A man wanted for the first-degree murder in the death of Neil Blades Jr. last month near Yarmouth turned himself into Halifax police yesterday morning.


The RCMP say Ian Matthew Huskins, 28, walked into Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Gottingen Street at 11:10 a.m. and was arrested 11 minutes later. An RCMP release said the Southwest Nova Major Crime unit was making arrangements to transport Huskins to Yarmouth where he was scheduled to make a court appearance this morning.


Huskins is one of three people charged in relation to the murder of Blades Jr., whose body was found in the water under a Belleville, Yarmouth Co. bridge in mid-July.


Jermaine Middleton is also charged with first-degree murder in the case and was scheduled to appear in court yesterday. Alicia Anderson has been charged with accessory after the fact.