Work Release Escapee Still on the Loose

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Christopher Showalter

Christopher Showalter

WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa — A work release escapee is still on the run after authorities say a tip about his whereabouts turned up nothing.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received the tip around 7:30 Tuesday night. The caller claimed 36-year-old Christopher Showalter was inside a home along Highway 149 north of Ottumwa.

Deputies searched the home but didn’t find him.

They say additional charges are expected as a result of the incident and an investigation is ongoing.

Showalter was serving time for domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury. If you know where he is, contact local law enforcement.