Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Police Searching for Inmate Who Escaped Facility in Amos, Que

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Police Searching for Inmate Who Escaped Facility in Amos, Que

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Quebec police searching for escaped inmate

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AMOS, Que. - Quebec provincial police called on the public on Monday for help finding an inmate who escaped a provincial detention facility in northwestern Quebec.

Dominic Houle, 38, was reported missing from the Amos facility at about 8 a.m., provincial police spokesman Louis-Philippe Bibeau said.

While Bibeau did not give details of the escape, the head of the province's jail guard union says the inmate tricked officers into believing he was in bed before scaling two fences and escaping sometime Sunday night.

Mathieu Lavoie said Houle had been serving a sentence in the community for fraud-related charges, but was being held in a temporary modular building at the facility after breaking his court-imposed conditions. …

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