Photo: The RCMP have provided this undated photo of William Bicknell
RCMP in Peace River Alberta believe William Bicknell who escaped from prison, may have been in that community.
On March 10, William Wade Bicknell, escaped while returning from Edmonton to Drumheller. Bicknell overpowered the guard after he faked an illness. The guard was then handcuffed and placed in the back of the vehicle, while Bicknell drove back to Edmonton.
Bicknell then retrieved multiple firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun and two bags of ammunition. After he drove to a residence in a rural area and he stole a vehicle, abandoning the guard and the corrections van.
To date the investigation has indicated Bicknell may have recently been in the Peace River area as of March 16. The RCMP believe Bicknell is still using a stolen 2009 grey Chevrolet Impala with Alberta licence plate CXE-602.
Bicknell is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. The RCMP state he has said in the past that if he encountered police, he would not be going quietly.
William Wade Bicknell is described as follows:
- Height: 198 cm (6’6”)â€¨
- Weight: 227 kg (500 lb)â€¨
- Eyes : Hazelâ€¨Hair: Brownâ€¨
- Tattoos: full sleeves on both arms
- Left: a unicorn on left shoulder, a cobra on left arm, and a heart on chest.
- Right: upper arm- Semi Truck with Demon
If you spot Bicknell, contact the closest RCMP detachment or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca