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Authorities apprehend escaped Iowa inmate

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FORT MADISON (KWWL) -- An inmate from a minimum security facility has been apprehended after escaping for a few hours.

Officers from agencies including the Lee County Sheriff's Department caught Kurt Rohwedder around 5:30 Sunday afternoon.

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 Iowa State Penitentiary.

The 44-year-old was discovered missing during an inmate count around 1:30.

Online Producer-Chris Becker 

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