Terry Dutko, a 24-year-old inmate from Stony Mountain Institution, has been found and placed under arrest in Selkirk after he escaped lawful custody during a supervised visit in Winnipeg on January 10.
The Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit, working with the Manitoba Integrated Violent Offender Apprehension Unit (MIVOAU), an integrated team consisting of Manitoba RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service officers, led the investigation to locate and apprehend the escaped inmate safely.
On January 15, MIVOAU officers attended a residence on Toronto Avenue in Selkirk, where they were further assisted by officers from the Selkirk RCMP Detachment and RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS).
As the officers approached the residence, Dutko was observed exiting from the rear of the home and attempting to flee.
Dutko was placed under arrest but refused to comply with demands from police. PDS Phox was deployed to assist officers with the arrest. Dutko continued to resist by kicking and punching the police dog, but officers were able to take him into custody. Dutko sustained injuries from his interaction with the police dog. He was taken to hospital, where he was treated and released.
Two officers, one from the Selkirk RCMP Detachment and a WPS officer, were injured as a result of the arrest. They were treated and released.
He was returned to the custody of Stony Mountain Institution and will face charges including Unlawfully at Large, Resisting Arrest x2 and Assaulting a Police Officer x2.
Dutko was initially jailed for multiple offences stemming from a high-speed chase involving a stolen police cruiser going around 200 km/h that ended near Portage la Prairie back in 2019.
Police across the province are searching for a Winnipeg man who has escaped Stony Mountain Institution.
Terry Dutko, 24 years old, was one of two men behind a June 2019 crime spree that took officers from Winnipeg on a high-speed chase which concluded near Portage la Prairie.
In the incident, which seems straight out of Hollywood, police accused Dutko of stealing a Jeep at some point before ditching it for another vehicle at the Flying J gas station in Headingley. Officers reportedly rammed that vehicle, leading Dutko and the other suspect to get out of that car and hop into a Winnipeg Police cruiser.
Police noted the ensuing chase reached speeds of more than 200 km/h. According to reports, the pursuit spanned more than 100 kilometres and involved numerous Winnipeg police vehicles, the WPS Air1 police helicopter and RCMP cruisers.
Since that chase in 2019, Dutko has been serving an 11-year, 11-month, 28-day sentence for 18 charges.
Information from the Correctional Service Canada website.
A release from Correctional Service Canada states that Stony Mountain Institution officials were notified on Wednesday, at 9:45 p.m., that Terry Dutko escaped during an escorted temporary absence in Winnipeg.
The Winnipeg Police Service has issued a warrant for his arrest.
Dutko measures in at 5 ’11” and weighs 241 lbs. The inmate has a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair and has tattoos on his right hand and right arm.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact authorities.