–West Shore RCMP media release
On July 7, 2019 at 6:45 pm two inmates escaped from William Head Institution in Metchosin.
Correctional Service of Canada report inmates James Lee Busch (42 years old) and Zachary Armitage (30 years old) are currently wanted for being Unlawfully at Large.
West Shore RCMP were notified and an extensive search using a police dog “Erik” and general duty police officers was conducted. Police continue to deploy resources to search for the escaped prisoners including air surveillance with a RCMP Air Services helicopter.
James Lee Busch is a 42 years old First Nations male, 5’9″, 160 pounds, medium tanned coloured skin, shaved head, and has a skull tattoo on his left forearm.
(James Lee Busch)
Zachary Armitage is a 30 year old First Nations male, 5’10”, 170 pounds, light colour skin, black short trimmed hair, with a tattoo with a crown and “No Love” on his right arm.
West Shore RCMP continue to search for Busch and Armitage who are considered dangerous and should not be approached by the public. We are seeking the public’s assistance for information to locate and arrest them. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact 911 immediately. You can also report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Note: Correctional Services Canada (CSC) will investigate the circumstances of this incident and is working with the police to locate the offender as quickly as possible. CSC has given the police all of the information available to help arrest the inmate.