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Police Searching for Escaped Inmate in Urbandale

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URBANDALE, Iowa - Police are seeking an escaped inmate who was last seen in the area of 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale.

A Code Red alert was issued to people in the neighborhood about 5:40 p.m.

Polk County was transporting the inmate to Dallas County when he escaped near the Menards store at 12000 Hickman Rd. in Clive and stole a van at the Love's truck stop.

The van was found in the area of 73rd and Hickman in Urbandale, just north of Windsor Heights.

Authorities identified the man as Kenny Bevard, 37. He remains on the run at this time.

Bevard is described as being white, 6 foot 1 inches, bald, with tattoos on his arms. He is wearing a white and green jumpsuit and may possibly have a black sweatshirt.

Bevard is considered dangerous, police said in the Code Red alert. Anyone who sees him should call 911.

Bevard was one of three people charged in January in connection with a string of burglaries. Police reported eight cases between Jan. 4 and 12 where either cars or homes were broken into.

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