Iowa authorities search for escaped inmate

CLARINDA, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Corrections is searching for an inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison in southwest Iowa.

A news release from the department says Rodney Eugene Long was discovered missing from his room at the Clarinda Correctional Facility Minimum Security Lodge around 7 a.m. Friday. Officials believe Long escaped over the recreation yard fence sometime after 4 a.m. Friday.

Long is serving a five-year sentence for burglary that began in March.

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