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UPDATE: Escaped inmate with Johnson and Clayton County ties captured


The Iowa Department of Corrections says a man convicted of crimes in Johnson, Clayton, Muscatine and Polk Counties has been caught after escaping from Fort Madison on Monday.

Lettie Prell, a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, says 42-year-old Steven Adcock was captured after a short chase on Wednesday in Missouri while driving a stolen car out of Kansas City.

Prell says that Adcock, a "minimum outs" worker that was housed in the John Bennett Unit at Fort Madison, walked away from work detail in Keokuk on Monday.

Adcock began serving a 16-year sentence on January 24, 2011 after he was convicted of being an habitual offender following burglary convictions in Johnson County, Clayton County, Muscatine County and Polk County.

Adcock is being held in the Stoddard County Jail in Bloomfield, Missouri.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday for an extradition hearing.

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