A Winnipeg man who was arrested during a warrant execution on McGee Street over the weekend has died two days after he was returned to prison.
According to Correctional Service Canada (CSC), on March 1, Dwayne Simard, an inmate from Stony Mountain Institution died while in custody. At the time of his death, he had been serving a sentence of 2 years and 8 months for Aggravated Assault since November 16, 2017.
Simard began statutory release on September 4th, 2019, but two weeks later authorities learned he breached his conditions and a Canada-wide warrant was issued.
How the 37-year-old inmate died is not yet known.
As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, CSC will review the circumstances.
Simard’s next of kin have been notified about his death.
Simard was one of three men arrested following after an hours-long standoff with Winnipeg police at a housing complex in the 600 block of McGee Street on Saturday.
Police said one of the men surrendered immediately, while Simard and another man were uncooperative and it was believed that they could have firearms. The police Armored Rescue Vehicle (ARV) was deployed to the scene.
The Crisis Negotiation Unit made contact with the two men who were hiding in an attic. The incident came to an end shortly after 6:30 p.m., when both men surrendered to police.
A loaded sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition were later seized from the residence.
Simard was facing several weapons charges. He was also charged with uttering threats, suspension of statutory release and being unlawfully at large.