Dangerous offender escapes while attending powwow

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for an escaped dangerous offender who was serving time at the federal prison in Maskwacis.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for an escaped dangerous offender who was serving time at the federal prison in Maskwacis.

Darrell Moosomin, 54, was being escorted by an elder to attend the Samson powwow on Sunday when he walked away.

Moosomin had been a serving prisoner at the Pe Sakastew prison in Maskwacis for convictions dating back to 1995. He was serving an indeterminate sentence for several violent offences including aggravated assault, forcible confinement and uttering threats. He was declared a dangerous offender in 2008.

Moosomin has no known family or friends in the area and is originally from Mosquito Lake, Sask. His intended destination is unknown.

He is described as a First Nations man, 1.7 metres (5 foot 9 inches) tall, 98 kg (217 lbs), speaks with a lisp, has a tattoo of the number 11 on his right hand and a Playboy bunny on his upper back, and a slash scar scar slash on his throat.

Anyone who encounters Moosomin is asked to contact police immediately and not to approach him.

Anyone with information on about his whereabouts of Moosomin is asked to contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or call 911. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.tipsubmit.com. Anyone who provides information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

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