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An arrest warrant has been issued for a man charged following an Amber Alert involving three children in Alberta earlier this year.

D’artangan Dirk Pool did not show up – nor did a lawyer appear on his behalf – during a scheduled appearance on Monday in Grande Prairie Court of Queen’s Bench.

Pool’s lawyer had already applied to be removed as the counsel of record, a request that was granted.

Pool and Charmaine Annette Darnel were charged after three children – who were three, four, and nine months – were taken from a home in Fox Creek, Alta., about 260 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, in June.

An Amber Alert was issued and the unharmed children and a woman were found later the same day in a vehicle near Sylvan Lake in central Alberta.

Pool and Darnel face a number of charges that include abduction of a person under 14.

Darnel has pleaded guilty to four charges and is due back in Fox Creek court on Monday.

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