UPDATED Maskwacis inmate walks away from Elder escort

Fugitive 54 year old Darrell Moosomin was arrested over the weekend while hitchhiking

  • Mon Aug 15th, 2016 6:00pm
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Moosomin had been granted permission to attend the Samson powwow escorted by an Elder

Submitted by Cpl I. Ihme

Maskwacis Detachment

 

UPDATED

According to Global News, Darrell Moosomin was arrested Sunday evening after Killam RCMP received reports that a man matching Moosomin’s description was seen hitchhiking on Highway 13 just east of Daysland.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

RCMP have obtained a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of 54 year old Darrell Moosomin.

Moosomin had been a serving prisoner at the Pe Sakastew federal prison in Hobbema for convictions dating back to 1995.

Moosomin was serving an indeterminate sentence for several violent offences including aggravated assault, forcible confinement, and uttering threats.  Moosomin is a dangerous offender, having been declared so in December of 2008.

Moosomin had been granted permission to attend the Samson powwow escorted by an Elder, when he was able to walk away.    Moosomin has no known family or friends in the area and is originally from Saskatchewan (Mosquito Lake).  Moosomin’s intended destination is unknown.

If you should encounter Moosomin or have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact police immediately.  Police would ask the public not to approach Moosomin.

Moosomin’s description: 54 year old First Nations male, 5 foot 9, 217 lbs, speaks with a lisp, tattoo of “#11” on his right hand and playboy bunny on upper back, scar (slash on throat).

If you have any information on the identity or whereabouts of this person please contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or call 911.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.