Inmate apprehended after escaping release center in Newton

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — An inmate who escaped a minimum security facility in Newton has been apprehended.

Twenty-eight-year-old Edward Nathaniel Shorter was found at a Des Moines residence and was taken into custody without incident around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Iowa State Patrol and the Jasper, Polk and Marion County sheriff’s departments began a public search after Shorter didn’t report for a routine count at the Newton Correctional Release Center around 1:50 p.m. Saturday.

Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta says he will be transported back to the Newton release center.

Iowa Department of Corrections say Shorter is serving a 20-year sentence for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of prohibited acts-controlled substance in Polk County.

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