The Manitoba RCMP is searching for an escaped inmate who has "a history of violence."

The RCMP sent out a tweet Sunday evening, saying Owen Spence was noticed missing during a headcount at 7 p.m.

Mounties say that the public should not approach Owen if they see him and contact police immediately.

Correctional Service Canada says that Spence escaped from a minimum security unity at Stony Mountain Institution north of Winnipeg.

Owen Spence is described as 5’10”, 200 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. It is believed he may be on his way to Brandon. If you see him or have any information, call the police. #rcmpmb

— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) January 25, 2021

Spence is 25 years old, measures 180 cm (5’11”) in height and weighs 85 kg (188 lbs). He has a medium complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

He is currently serving a sentence of two years, nine months, 25 days for Fail to comply with conditions of undertaking/recognizance, Unauthorised possession of prohibited/restricted weapon, Contravention of storage regulations, Careless use/storage of firearm, Utter threat to cause death/harm x2, Possess weapon for dangerous purpose, and Utter threat to destroy property.

The CSC says in a release that it will investigate the circumstances of this incident and is working with the police to locate the offender as quickly as possible.

CSC has given the police all of the information available to help arrest the inmate.