In the aftermath of a deadly stabbing spree in Saskatchewan, new revelations have emerged about the fugitive suspect, Myles Sanderson. A parole board document from February sheds light on his extensive criminal history and his propensity for violence when intoxicated.
Criminal History and Violent Propensity
Myles Sanderson, the individual wanted in connection with the recent tragic events in Saskatchewan, has a criminal record spanning nearly two decades. The Parole Board of Canada document highlights concerns related to his criminal history, which includes a multitude of convictions – a total of 59.
Throughout his criminal past, Sanderson has been involved in various violent incidents, often linked to his substance abuse and intoxication. The document reveals that his violent tendencies become exacerbated when he is under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
History of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
The parole board document also sheds light on Sanderson’s troubled upbringing, marked by violence, neglect, and substance abuse. He grew up shifting between his father’s urban residence and his grandparents’ home on a First Nation, both of which were environments marred by violence and abuse.
At the tender age of 12, Sanderson turned to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism for his turbulent life. His substance abuse issues escalated, eventually encompassing cocaine and other drugs. The document portrays a portrait of a young man caught in a cycle of substance abuse, gravitating towards negative influences, and exhibiting violent behavior.
Impact of Intoxication on Behavior
One striking aspect noted in the document is the profound impact of intoxication on Sanderson’s behavior. When under the influence, he reportedly becomes easily angered and prone to violent outbursts. This pattern is deeply concerning, given his history of violent offenses.
Criminal Activities and Incidents
Several specific criminal incidents and violent actions are documented in the parole board report. These include threats, assaults, and even robberies. In one incident, Sanderson threatened an accomplice and coerced him into robbing a fast-food restaurant, all while wielding a firearm. In another case, he stabbed two individuals with a fork during an argument, further illustrating his violent tendencies.
Release and Monitoring
Despite his concerning criminal history, Sanderson was granted statutory release from prison in August 2021, only to have it revoked approximately four months later due to his failure to comply with parole supervision.
The parole board made the decision to reinstate his statutory release, accompanied by a reprimand, believing that he would not pose an undue risk to society. The document states that his release would contribute to the security of society by assisting his reintegration into the community as a law-abiding citizen.
Current Status and Ongoing Investigation
As authorities continue their search for Myles Sanderson, who is now the subject of a nationwide manhunt, the community remains on high alert. Sanderson is wanted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and break and enter in connection with the recent tragic events.
The investigation into the motive behind the attacks, which left ten people dead and 18 others injured in the James Smith Cree Nation and nearby Weldon village, is ongoing. While some victims were reportedly targeted, others were seemingly chosen at random.
As the search for Sanderson continues, these revelations about his criminal history and propensity for violence under the influence cast a troubling shadow over the recent events in Saskatchewan, leaving many questions unanswered.