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Inmate Mistakenly Released After Video Court Appearance

Released on March 24, 2021

Update: The Regina Police Service has notified the ministry that Codie Tobie Cardinal has turned himself in and is currently in their custody.

Codie Tobie Cardinal, 49, has been reported unlawfully at large after he was mistakenly released from custody on March 9, 2021.  Cardinal was released from remand after appearing in the Estevan Court of Queen's Bench by video conference.

This release was the result of an administrative error in communicating information from the Court of Queen's Bench Office in Estevan to the Regina Correctional Centre.  Cardinal was meant to remain in remand at the Regina Correctional Centre to appear in the Court of Queen's Bench in Regina on additional charges for conspiracy to commit a crime.

Cardinal's description is as follows:

Height: 5'7"
Weight: 185 lbs
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Bald

Other identifying marks: Scar on middle abdomen; Jesus on a cross on middle torso; Jesus head on right upper back; Chinese symbol for earth, letter "B" on right upper arm; geisha and the word "chain" on right lower arm; full arm sleeve on left arm; and "Dailen" on right neck.

The RCMP has been notified.  Members of the public are advised to not approach Cardinal.

If you have seen or have any information that could lead to Cardinal's return to custody, please contact your local police service, your local detachment of the RCMP, or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).


For more information, contact:

Noel Busse
Justice and Attorney General
Phone: 306-787-8959
Email: Noel.busse@gov.sk.ca

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