Four inmates escaped from the Red Deer Remand Centre at 12:15 am on Tuesday morning.
One inmate was captured shortly after the escape, but the other three were at large when Red Deer RCMP released a statement that morning to warn the public about the prison break.
Yesterday afternoon, Blackfalds RCMP were investigating a stolen black Dodge pickup truck that was last seen leaving their jurisdiction, and they enlisted the assistance of the Innisfail RCMP, according to a release.
Calls from the public and an Alberta Parks Conservation Officer, who had seen the vehicle, put officers on the pickup’s trail, and it was found in a field in Red Deer County, east of Innisfail and south of Highway 42.
The vehicle was empty when officers arrived, the release states, though police then learned that an ATV had been stolen from a yard near where the pickup truck was abandoned.
Police set up a containment around a farm field that the ATV was spotted in, which led to it crashing into a police vehicle in an attempt to break through the police line.
Two suspects had been on the ATV, and both fled on foot after the vehicle crashed.
One suspect was apprehended by a member of the Innisfail General Investigation Section, and the other was eventually stopped by a police dog.
26-year-old Quinn Peterson and 52-year-old Douglas Power, two of the men who had escaped the Red Deer Remand Centre that morning, were identified and arrested on warrants for prison breach and being unlawfully at large.
26-year-old Dallas Rain remains on the run, and the RCMP advises the public not to approach him if seen, and to instead call either 911 or the Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.