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Officials say Iowa man escapes again from release facility in Sioux City


SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Officials say an Iowa man who escaped from a work release facility in the past has escaped again.

The state Department of Corrections says Cletus Armell was placed on escape status Monday after he failed to return to the Sioux City work release facility from an appointment.

Records show Armell escaped from a residential work release center in Sioux City in 2012. He was captured a short time later and charged with an additional offense.

Department spokesman Fred Scaletta says Armell was returned to prison after his 2012 escape. He was transferred to work release in November. He is serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery.

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