Wanted man from Langley sought in Calgary

Faces multiple assault and weapons charges

Shawn McWilliams

Shawn McWilliams

Over a period of six months, Shawn Robert McWilliams managed to get himself charged with 20 criminal offences, beginning in November of 2009 and ending in April of 2010.

There were multiple counts laid against him for every month during that period, all occurring in Langley.

Eight were for assault, four were for assault with a weapon, two for pointing a firearm, one was for uttering threats, one for unlawful confinement and one was a charge of committing a sexual act that is only a crime when the other person does not consent or is underage.

He was also charged with three counts of violating undertakings to the court.

When the 40-year-old McWilliams failed to appear in Surrey Provincial Court in February of this year to set a date for his trial, the judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

It now appears the fugitive may have fled to Calgary, Alberta.

On Thursday (Aug 4) the Southern Alberta Integrated Fugitive Apprehension unit issued a call for public assistance in locating McWilliams.

The written statement said the B.C. man is believed to be in the Calgary area, possibly working as a labourer.

He is also wanted in Calgary for assault, criminal harassment and numerous breaches.

McWilliams was considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, police said.

He is described as a 5’11” 215-lb. Caucasian with green eyes and brown hair.

Police said he may be driving a white, 2010 Ford F-150 truck with the licence plate BBR 7366.

Anyone who has information about McWilliams is asked to call police in Alberta at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers  at 1-800-222-8477.