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Escaped inmate back in custody

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FORT MADISON (KWWL) - Authorities say an escaped inmate from a minimum security facility has been apprehended.  Officers from agencies including the Lee County Sheriff's Department caught Kurt Martin Rohwedder around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  According to a statement from the Iowa Department of Corrections, Rohwedder was located on railroad tracks a few miles north of Fort Madison. Authorities say he escaped from a minimum security facility located near the maximum security Iowa State Penitentiary. The 44-year-old was discovered missing during an inmate count around 1:30 p.m.  He's serving a 20 year sentence for crimes, including forgery. He has been in custody since 2004.

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