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Authorities Searching for Dubuque Inmate

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    August 10, 2014 | 9:44 am

    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque authorities are searching for an inmate who failed to return from a 48-hour jail furlough.

    The Dubuque County sheriff’s office says 41-year-old Erick Burkholder was allowed to leave the jail Thursday morning to attend a family member’s funeral, and was supposed to report back by 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Authorities say Burkholder is serving a 240-day sentence for domestic assault and public intoxication, third or subsequent offense. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Dubuque County Sheriff Capt. Mike Muenster at 563-589-4405.

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