MISSING INMATE: Man Escapes Fort Dodge Work-Release Facility

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An inmate escaped from a Fort Dodge Work-Release Facility, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections.

The department said 21-year-old Austin Runnells failed to return to the facility from a job-seeking furlough.  Runnells is serving a 10-year sentence for a willful injury causing bodily injury conviction in Webster County.

Anyone with information on Runnells or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Fort Dodge Police or the Webster County Sheriff’s Department.