Jesse Goodale
(Nanaimo RCMP)

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a Nanaimo man who has breached release conditions from a conviction for aggravated assault.

Nanaimo RCMP say that 30-year-old Jesse Goodale was released from a federal penitentiary in January after serving the majority of his sentence.

Part of his court-ordered release conditions was to reside at the Salvation Army in Victoria.

On February 10, 2021, Goodale failed to return for the night and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police say that Goodale is originally from Nanaimo and has family and friends in the city and throughout central Vancouver Island.

He is described as Indigenous, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds. It is believed that he is now sporting a beard.

Goodale also has several distinct tattoos, including lettering that says “JJ” on his right arm, “WEED” on his left hand, and “M.H” and “CROWN” on his right hand.

RCMP say that Goodale should be considered violent. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo detachment at 250-754-2345.

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