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Canada-wide warrant issued for federal offender with ties to the GTA

A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for federal inmate Dakota Shepherd, 22, on Oct. 9, 2018. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a federal offender known to frequent the GTA.

Police say Dakota Sheppard, 22, has ties to Brampton and Toronto, as well as Montreal.

Sheppard is serving a three-year sentence for robbery, assault, and firearm charges, but he has now breached the conditions of his statutory release.

Police said he has several distinctive tattoos on both of his arms.

Shepherd is described as six feet one inch tall, 200 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

He has a tattoo of a cross with “Trust” written underneath and an Angel with “Loyal” written underneath on his right arm. On his left arm, he has a tattoo of a rosary, on his left wrist is “Shapero” and on his right hand a Star and “514.”