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UPDATE: Police talk about Iowa prison escape

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FT. MADISON (KWWL) -

Police have arrested an inmate who escaped from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison on Sunday.

The Iowa Department of Corrections said Justin Kestner was arrested by Illinois State Police just south of Geneseo, Ill.

Watch the video attached to this story to hear what police are saying about the incident.

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Police are looking for an inmate who has escaped from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

Officials with the penitentiary said Justin Kestner was last seen at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday during count. 

He was discovered missing at 4:45 a.m. 

Kestner is serving a 10 year sentence from Woodbury County for two counts of first degree theft. 

Kestner is a 25-year-old white man, 6’0” tall and 172 lbs.

He has brown eyes and brown hair.

He also has tattoos on his left arm, left calf, right calf, left hand and right hand. 

If you have information on where he is, call police. 

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