WARRANT ISSUED: Flores Had Minimal Rehab

Police are once again looking for David Flores.

Des Moines Police say Flores assaulted his ex-girlfriend and held her against her will Monday night.

She managed to escape to a neighbor’s house and called 911 on Tuesday.

“We did go to the house looking for him, he was not there. We had enough to file charges on him, so we did do that and issued a warrant for his arrest,” says Sgt. Jason Halifax with the Des Moines Police Dept.

Flores is wanted on charges of false imprisonment, domestic abuse, willful injury, harassment and violating a no contact order.

Flores was in prison for 15-years before being released in July.  Since then he’s been arrested three more times on a variety of charges.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says Flores’ case is different.

Most prisoners receive several services to help them readjust to society.

However, since Flores case was overturned he was released immediately.

Normally these services range from furthering an inmate’s education, parenting classes, and job skills.

They usually start about six months prior to an inmate’s release.

“As soon as a person is involved in the criminal justice system whether it be on probation or they are leaving us on parole, what services can we provide that will best match them so they are more successful,” says Assistant Deputy Director with Offender Services Katrina McKibbin.

Nationally 43 percent of offenders are returning to prison within three year of being released.  In Iowa that number is much lower at 31 percent.

 

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