Area Authorities Search for Escaped Delaware County Inmate

By Hayley Bruce, Reporter

MANCHESTER, Iowa - Police are searching for an inmate after he assaulted a jail employee and fled the Delaware County Jail.

According to a release from the Delaware County Sheriff's office, Timothy Reynolds, 20, assaulted a jailer and stole his car at approximately 12:19 p.m.

Reynolds is described as a 5'11" black male weighing 240 pounds. The release said he stole a gray 2003 Chevy Trailblazer with an EMT plate number of 049EM. Police officers recovered stolen vehicle in the northeast portion of Cedar Rapids. It was unoccupied.

The release said he has ties to both Cedar Rapids and Chicago. He was being held on three charges of first-degree robbery, possession of weapons as a felon, false imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon, fourth-degree theft, going armed with intent and burglary.

Reynolds was most recently arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Manchester, on Oct. 12, 2012, in which he was accused of breaking into a single-family home on the southwest side of the town. A complaint from police said he shot one person in the hand, and pointed a gun at another person inside the house in that incident. He also took cash and cell phones.

At 17-years-old, Reynolds was charged with attempted murder after police said he shot a 38-year-old man in 2009. He pleaded guilty to going armed with intent in that incident and was sentenced to five years in prison. Online records indicate he was released from prison in December of 2011.

The Gazette's Jeff Raasch contributed to this report.
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