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Fort Dodge prisoner apprehended after escape

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A prisoner at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility has been returned to custody after escaping while performing yard maintenance during a work release.

Robert Dean Young escaped around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and fled to a residence in Fort Dodge.

Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta says he was later found and taken to the Webster County Jail. He was later returned to the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.

Young has been in prison since 2006 and is serving a 7-year sentence for second-degree theft, domestic assault and two counts of voluntary absence while being on work release.

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