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Offender Escapes from Work Release Facility in Cedar Rapids
By Hayley Bruce, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A 25-year-old offender has escaped from a work release facility in Cedar Rapids, according to a release from the Iowa Department of Corrections.
The release said Torreone Deandre Sims escaped the Larry A. Nelson Residential Center, on Saturday at roughly 4:40 a.m. after he failed to return to the facility as scheduled. He was admitted to work release on February 6.
Sims was serving a 10 year sentence for willful injury causing serious injury dating back to an incident in 2009 after police say he forced his way into an apartment with another man and assaulted a resident before fleeing with money and a cell phone. He and his accomplice were armed with guns during the incident. His sentence began on May 7, 2009.
Sims is described as a 5'10" black male with brown hair and eyes, weighing 272 pounds. He also has tattoos on his upper left arm and back.
Those who know of his whereabouts are asked to notify the Cedar Rapids Police Department or the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
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