RCMP are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man they say is wanted for an aggravated assault offence.

According to a press release issued today, a warrant issued in Alberta for 50-year-old Sheldon Hinton has been extended to B.C. and investigators believe he is currently in central Vancouver Island and possibly Nanaimo.

Hinton has an extensive history involving violence and has trained as a boxer. He is described as being 6’3″ tall, weighs 250 lbs and is bald.

In 2016, Hinton pleaded guilty to charges of assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, uttering death threats and criminal harassment. The charges relate to two women he was involved with in separate romantic relationships.

He should be considered violent and dangerous.

If seen, do not approach and call 911. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.