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Searches continue for two inmates after separate escapes from B.C. prison

Michael Sheets is seen in this undated police handout photo. A search is underway in British Columbia for a man who has walked away from a minimum security prison while serving time for a firebombing that killed two children. The Correctional Service of Canada says Michael Sheets was reported missing from the minimum security unit at Mission Institution on Saturday.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Correctional Service of Canada
September 04, 2018 - 9:30 AM

MISSION, B.C. - A search is underway in British Columbia for a man who walked away from a minimum-security prison while serving time for a firebombing that killed two children in Calgary.

The Correctional Service of Canada says Michael Sheets was reported missing from the Mission Institution on Saturday.

The 48-year-old prisoner is serving a sentence of more than 14-years for manslaughter and arson for his role in the firebombing that killed a six-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister in 2004.

A release from the correctional service says an arrest warrant has been issued for Sheets, who may also use the name John Hala.

Sheets escaped from a Vancouver Island prison in 2015 but was quickly recaptured and was granted day parole last August.

A search also continues for another Mission Institution inmate — John Mackenzie — who was serving a life sentence for second-degree murder when he did not appear for a head count on Aug. 7.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2018
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