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After 6 weeks, missing inmate back in custody

Cecil Smith Cecil Smith

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Authorities haven't known where Cecil Smith has been since the middle of November.

Smith, 39, had been serving a 15-year sentence in Waterloo on theft and sexual abuse charges, but was out on work release November 12th... and didn't come back.

He's been considered an escaped inmate ever since.

Just shy of six weeks later, authorities say Smith has been taken into custody in Linn County. He was found late Wednesday night, December 22nd. 

Authorities haven't said how they found Smith.
So far, no word on what new charges he will face.

Online producer: Adam Amdor

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