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Fugitive found with self inflicted injury

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FAYETTE COUNTY (KWWL) -- Authorities say a man who ran away after being arrested has been found with a self inflicted injury.

The Fayette County Sheriff says Jeffrey Happel, 40, was found in a bedroom closet with a stab wound to his stomach. Happel was taken to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein for surgery to remove the knife, and was then taken to Iowa City.

Happel was arrested earlier this week for Domestic Assault and Violation of No Contact Order. Once arrested, authorities say Happel ran away. He was charged with Escape or Absence from Custody.

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