Two inmates from Stony Mountain Institution are at large after escaping a minimum-security unit Feb. 24. (Brook Jones/Interlake Publishing/Postmedia Network)
Two inmates from Stony Mountain Institution are at large after escaping a minimum-security unit on Saturday night.
Stonewall RCMP say they were notified of the missing men around 7:30 p.m. after both were absent from a headcount. A search of the area did not turn up either of the men.
The Correctional Service of Canada said that arrest warrants for 21-year-old William Benjamin Hunter-Garrioch and 34-year-old Dale Jacob Gilchrist have been issued.
Hunter-Garrioch, serving a sentence of over nine years for attempted murder, possession of a weapon and possession of a schedule II substance, is described as 5-foot-7 and 126 pounds with a medium complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. He has a scar on his left wrist.
Gilchrist is serving a six-year sentence for armed robbery and possession of property obtained by crime. He is described as 6-foot-2, 201 pounds with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He has numerous tattoos on his body, including his neck, arms and hands.
RCMP say they believe both inmates may be on their way to Saskatchewan.
RCMP also say that both men have a history of violence and should not be approached. If they are seen, people are urged to call police immediately.
CSC also said they will launch an investigation into how the two men escaped the prison, located about 30 minutes north of Winnipeg on Highway 7.