Authorities are searching for a man who is being formally charged with one count of abduction, saying those who are helping him evade arrest may also face criminal charges.

Michael Gordon Jackson, 52, is believed to be evading police with his seven-year-old daughter, Sarah Jackson, in tow. There is a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest, and the RCMP say in a release that they believe the pair may be in Manitoba.

“Sarah: we want you to know that you are not in any trouble,” Officer in Charge of the Saskatchewan RCMP South District Chief Superintendent Tyler Bates says in a Friday evening statement. “Your mom misses you very much and we have police officers doing what they can so you can see her again soon.”

Authorities say Michael and Sarah have been missing since January 5 after an enforceable court order was issued.

The daughter is described as Filipino/Caucasian, 4 feet 2 inches tall, and 76 pounds. She has long, waist-length brown hair that is all one length with no bangs. She has brown/hazel-coloured eyes and wore teal-coloured eyeglasses.

Michael is approximately 250 pounds. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair.

“Our investigators are diligently following up on all tips and reported sightings.  Every piece of information received is thoroughly examined and investigated. The charge laid against Michael Gordon Jackson is significant."

Bates says the suspect has had many charges laid against him in the past, 34 charges in relation to 21 investigations since 1998. He is facing one charge, abduction in contravention of custody or parenting order, contrary to Section 282(1) of the Criminal Code, in relation to this incident.

Those with information are being asked to call Saskatchewan RCMP at 310-RCMP (7267) or (306) 780-5563.  Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐222‐TIPS (8477)