Vancouver police searching for high-risk offender who didn't return to halfway house

Sep 9 2019, 2:09 pm

Vancouver police are searching for a 26-year-old, high-risk federal offender who failed to return to his halfway house on Sunday.

According to police, Taylin Francis Brent Checkosis is wanted Canada-wide for breaching the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

Checkosis is serving a federal sentence of six years and 17 days after being convicted for accessory after the fact in a murder, assault, and aggravated assault with a weapon.

He was last seen on Sunday, September 8, at 2:45 pm when he left his halfway house and said he was not returning.

Checkosis is described as:

  • An Indigenous male
  • 5’10” tall and 160 lbs.
  • Has black-brown hair with brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing a black jacket, grey athletic pants, black baseball cap, and black shoes, carrying a black backpack

Anyone who sees Checkosis, or has information about his whereabouts, should call 9-1-1 immediately.

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