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Inmate that escaped from UIHC in December booked into Johnson County Jail

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A Bettendorf man that police say led them on an 18-hour chase in December is now back in Johnson County.

Anthony Michael Koehlhoeffer, 20, was booked into the Johnson County Jail Wednesday. He's charged with  third-degree kidnapping, second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

Koehlhoeffer was brought to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment on December 14, 2010 from Jefferson County where he was facing 11 charges, including first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and assault on a peace officer.

University of Iowa Police say Koehlhoeffer escaped the hospital that night dressed only in a hospital gown and sandals and ran to the nearby Reinow Residence Hall.  That is where he allegedly punched a female UI student several times in the face and took her car.

Police say Koehlhoeffer stole another car in the Hawkeye convenience store parking lot at 5:34 a.m. on December 15, hit another car in the parking lot, then wrecked the car a few blocks away.

A witness to the crash stopped and offered Koehlhoeffer a ride to a nearby gas station. Police say he got in the car and told the woman to "drive, drive, drive."  When the woman tried to stop at a gas station, police say he forced her to drive him to Davenport.  The woman told police she thought she "was going to die."

Police in Davenport finally caught up to Koehlhoeffer on the night of December 15 when they say he wrecked another car he had stolen.

Koehlhoeffer was being held in Scott County until Wednesday. According to court records, he pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and second-degree theft charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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