05/11/2015 03:22 EDT | Updated 05/11/2016 05:59 EDT

Dangerous offender Nathan Myles wanted by RCMP

RCMP on Vancouver Island are searching for a dangerous offender, following a series of violent offences, including the serious assault of an 18-year -old Duncan woman he knew.

Nathan Myles, aged 35, has been charged with:

- Harassment.

- Unlawful confinement.

- Assault with a weapon.

- Assault causing bodily harm.

- Two counts of assault.

- Four counts of uttering threats.

He is described as:

- Six-feet one-inch tall.

- 166 pounds.

- Brown hair and blue eyes.

- It is believed that he has recently cut his hair short.

Sgt. Chris Swain said Myles is well known to police and has a criminal history of violent offences. Police consider him dangerous, and caution the public to avoid approaching him.

"Anyone who knows where he is should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) immediately," said a statement released by RCMP.