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Corrections officials searching for work release escapee

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Corrections officials are looking for a work release inmate who didn't return from his place of employment.  23-year-old Bernard Butler II was placed on escape status Friday after he didn't show up at the Larry Nelson Work Release Center in Cedar Rapids.  Butler is serving a 10-year sentence for 2nd Degree Burglary in Linn County and Going Armed with Intent, Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, and Prohibited Acts-Marijuana in Johnson County.  His sentence began Aug. 9, 2010 and he was transferred to work release on April 22, 2014.  He's described as black, with black hair, brown eyes, 5'9" tall, and weighing 169 lbs.  He has tattoos on his back and right shoulder.  If you've seen him, call police.
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