Warrant out for Okanagan man

Okanagan residents asked to keep an eye out for Phillip Lyons, wanted by RCMP

  • Aug. 26, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Phillip Lyons is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and is known to the Okanagan area.

Phillip Lyons is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and is known to the Okanagan area.

Okanagan residents are asked to keep an eye out for an individual wanted by the RCMP.

Phillip Lyons, 36, has a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. He had his parole suspended in May after he walked away from a halfway house in Kelowna.

He is known to the Okanagan area but could be travelling through the province in his 1988 black Mazda 929 (B.C. licence 546 PVE).

“Lyons has a lengthy and versatile criminal history,” said Const. Lesley Smith, media relations officer.

“His criminal record includes attempted robbery, arson for fraudulent purposes, attempt escape, theft, failure to comply, possession of property obtained by crime, utter forged document, fail to appear, fraud, possession of break in instrument, driving while impaired, uttering threats and possession of a scheduled substance.”

He is described as Caucasian, five-foot-10 and 223 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

He has a cross and tribal symbol tattoo surrounding an eye and an FTC tattoo on his left forearm.

Anyone with information on Lyons’ whereabouts is asked to call the local RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

“Do not approach this subject as he may become violent,” said Smith.