An Alberta offender who escaped recently during an escorted visit from a pow wow, is back in custody.
Sunday evening, RCMP received a tip a man who fit Moosomin’s description was hitchhiking on an Alberta highway.
RCMP arrested the man east of Daysland – which is about 140 kilometers southeast of Edmonton.
On August. 13, 54-year-old Darrell Peter Moosomin got away from an elder assigned to watch him during an authorized escorted leave at a powwow on the Samson Cree First Nation in Maskwacis.
RCMP said in a news release the man is a declared dangerous offender and “should not be approached if seen.”
The Correctional Services of Canada said Moosomin is serving an indeterminate sentence for sexual assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, failing to comply with a probation order, operating a motor vehicle while disqualified and obstruction of a police or peace officer.
Police said he had no known family or friends in the area and is originally from Mosquito Lake, Sask.
Moosomin was serving an indeterminate sentence at the Pe Sakastew Centre in Maskwacis at the time of the escorted visit.