Halifax brothers who went missing in the fall placed in adult diversion program

Bailey, left, and Damien Roy head into a courtroom at Halifax provincial court  Feb. 3. (TIM KROCHAK / Local Xpress)

Bailey, left, and Damien Roy head into a courtroom at Halifax provincial court  Feb. 3. (TIM KROCHAK / Local Xpress)

By DAN ARSENAULT Local Xpress

Two Halifax brothers who were listed as missing for almost six weeks last fall are in an adult diversion program after a court appearance Wednesday.

Damien Roy, 20, and Bailey Roy, 18, were placed in the program after appearing before Judge Bill Digby in Halifax provincial court on charges of obstructing police.

As a result, the two can get their charges withdrawn if they meet the terms set by a probation officer prior to April 28.

On Oct. 4 last year, Halifax Regional Police were called to help locate the pair, who'd gone missing from their home on Fairfax Avenue in Clayton Park.

On Nov. 13, officers were called to Bedford to search for another person - a distraught young boy - when they located the brothers in the area of Balsam Road.

The pair ran off before police caught them and laid the obstruction charges.

They declined to comment after their court appearance Wednesday.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been corrected from an earlier version which said the brothers had pleaded guilty.