EDMONTON -- An inmate who was supposed to be transferred from the Edmonton Remand Centre to prison to serve his sentence was released into the public last Tuesday instead, CTV News has learned.

Mounties on Friday issued a warrant for the arrest of Stuart Kevin McMillan, 19, who remains at large.

The RCMP are asking people to avoid McMillan. He’s described as white, 5’8” and 141 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, police said, and his face is pockmarked.

Last July, McMillan and two men from Edmonton allegedly broke into a home in the Drayton Valley area and fled from police in a stolen vehicle.

They were charged with break-and-enter, using a firearm and possession of a prohibited weapon.

He is also wanted on a Canada-wide warrant of committal on conviction. 

In a statement to CTV News Edmonton, Justice Minister Kaycee Madu said he was “deeply outraged” that “an inmate who was sentenced to almost 5 years in prison was released because of improperly filed paperwork.”

Madu went on to call the incident “completely unacceptable.” He said his department will complete a full review on the case.