Dangerous offender possibly in the Okanagan

Kelowna RCMP are looking for a dangerous offender wanted on several warrants for violent offences.

37-year-old Russell Dale McDermid is believed to be currently living in the Okanagan while evading police.

He's wanted on the following charges:

  • Assault 
  • Mischief 
  • Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm
  • Criminal Harassment 
  • Sexual Assault with a weapon 
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm

McDermid is described as being 5 foot 4, weighing approximately 144 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

RCMP are urging anyone who sees McDermid to not approach him. Instead, call the Kelowna RCMP (250) 762-3300 or West Kelowna RCMP at (250) 768-2880. You can also remain anonymous by leaving a tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.