Inmate, convicted of manslaughter, escapes Mission Institution

Staff members discovered Michael Douglas Sheets was missing during the 7 p.m. count

An inmate, convicted of manslaughter, has escaped from Mission Institution.

Staff members discovered that Michael Douglas Sheets was missing during the 7 p.m. count in the minimum security unit on Sept. 1.

Corrections immediately contacted the Mission RCMP and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Sheets (who also uses the name John Hala) is 48 years old, 5’6” tall and weighs 141 lbs. He has a fair complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair.

He is currently serving a sentence of 14 years and six months for manslaughter, arson, escape, and other offences.

READ MORE: Murderer escaped from Mission

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Sheets is asked to contact police.

Corrections will investigate the circumstances of the incident and is working with police to locate the offender as quickly as possible.

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