Police have issued a warning that Matthew Marty Powder, a convicted violent offender, has been released from custody. SUPPLIED.
Larry Wong / Postmedia, file
Edmonton police issued a warning to the public Saturday that convicted violent offender Matthew Marty Powder has been released from custody, is living in Edmonton, and could pose a risk of significant harm to the public.Powder, 47, has a history of violent offences causing bodily harm in addition to using weapons while committing the offences.
Police have issued a warning that Matthew Marty Powder, a convicted violent offender, has been released from custody.
The police also issued a warning when Powder was released in 2004 after being convicted in 2001 of drunkenly kicking his cousin Darryl Cardinal, 36, to death with eight to 10 blows to the man’s head after the pair had been drinking and taking pills.Court heard the attack happened after Powder caught Cardinal rifling through his nephew’s duffel bag.Powder’s risk for violence increases significantly while under the influence of any intoxicants, according to police.In 1998 Powder was charged with mischief, along with 39 other Edmonton Institution inmates, after several small riots caused more than $100,000 damage.“The Edmonton Police Service has reasonable grounds to believe he is a risk of significant harm to the public and will commit another violent offence against someone while in the community,” the police statement said.Powder has been placed on a series of court-ordered conditions, including that he must not enter into a dating, intimate or sexual relationship with anyone until her identity has been disclosed to his supervisor and she has been informed of his previous criminal offences. He is bound to a daily curfew, staying in the city, and may not possess weapons, alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia.Powder is five-foot-nine and weighs about 190 pounds.Anyone with any information about any potential breaches of these conditions by Powder can contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.