Bowden escapee remains on the lam

Bowden Institution remained in a lockdown mode on Thursday afternoon following the escape on Monday of an inmate who is considered armed and dangerous.

Bowden Institution remained in a lockdown mode on Thursday afternoon following the escape on Monday of an inmate who is considered armed and dangerous.

Shawn Thomas Evjen of Rocky Mountain House escaped from the medium security prison about 9:17 p.m. on Monday by scaling fences.

Evjen was serving a 24-and-a-half-year sentence for armed robbery, assaulting a peace officer, wearing a disguise while committing an offence and possession of a weapon.

He was sentenced in 1985 and released in February of this year.

He was returned to prison after committing another robbery in Red Deer.

RCMP consider him a high risk to re-offend.

New Bowden warden Dave Phelam said shortly after his swearing in on Thursday afternoon that he couldn’t comment because the investigation is ongoing.

The lockdown was implemented so police and Correction Services Canada authorities could re-evaluate all aspects of security.

Evjen is described as 1.7 metres tall (five feet seven inches) and weighs 75 kg (166 pounds). He has red hair and blue eyes.

Police warn the public not to approach Evjen.

Anyone with information or who has seen the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Just Posted

Forest fire smoke alert for Central Alberta

Poor air quality and reduced visibility

Ponoka liquor store robbed

One suspect charged so far

Women’s Outreach looking for school supplies for low income Central Albertans

With the back-to-school season upon us, Women’s Outreach is looking to the… Continue reading

Red Deerian spreads kindness with one card at a time

One Red Deerian wants to combat bullying by spreading kindness in the… Continue reading

Men posing as repo men attempt to steal vehicle in Red Deer County

Two men attempted to steal a utility vehicle from a Red Deer… Continue reading

WATCH: Annual Family Picnic at Central Spray and Play

Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. held the Annual Family Picnic at the… Continue reading

Turning on Trump doesn’t buy credibility for black Americans

WASHINGTON — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump’s side,… Continue reading

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

BEIJING — One of China’s most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from… Continue reading

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was… Continue reading

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

GENOA, Italy — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of… Continue reading

Constellation Brands spending $5 billion to increase stake in Canopy Growth

SMITH FALLS, Ont. — Constellation Brands has signed a deal to invest… Continue reading

Women-owned businesses generate $68,000 less revenue than men’s: survey

TORONTO — When Dionne Laslo-Baker sought a bank loan to expand her… Continue reading

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard’s alleged sex offences case returns to court

TORONTO — The case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces three… Continue reading

Fredericton woman recounts terrifying moments after gunshots rang out

FREDERICTON — She awoke to the crack of gunfire, the shots fired… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month