Police have laid six new criminal charges against a 20-year-old federal prisoner who escaped police custody on Saturday.
Douglas Bruno John, an inmate at the maximum security Edmonton Institution, was being treated at a hospital in Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday when he escaped police custody at 1:40 p.m.
Police said he stole an unoccupied Ford F-150 that had been left running at a nearby home.
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP searched the area but could not find John or the vehicle.
At 5 p.m., after a short pursuit, police arrested John and located the missing vehicle more than 150 kilometres away near St. Paul, Alta.
Police have charged John with six more offences, including:
- Escaping lawful custody
- Assaulting a peace officer
- Theft of vehicle
- Flight from peace officer
- Assault of a police officer
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
In a statement, Don Head, commissioner of the Correctional Service Canada, said "the safety and security of Canadians is our No. 1 priority.
"We are currently conducting a complete operational review to determine what led to this escape and our subsequent response," Head said.
John will appear in court in St. Paul on March 9 and in Fort Saskatchewan provincial court March 16.