Mason City police took an absence from custody report from Beje Clark a residential treatment / work-release facility, located at 818 15 Street SW in Mason City on Friday afternoon.
Currently absent is 32-year-old Willie York who had been allowed to leave on furlough to search for a job and never returned.
York is serving a 20-year sentence for robbery and terrorism in a 1999 shooting incident in the 900 block of North Federal in Mason City. In the incident, York was found guilty of firing multiple shots into an occupied apartment’s window. Court records show an attempted murder charge in the incident was dismissed.
According to online court records Willie York has twice been convicted on escape charges from Beje Clark 2009 and 2011, yet repeatedly is sent to the facility.
If you have seen any of this individual, do not approach him yourself. Call the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department immediately at (641)421-3000 or 1-877-671-0052.
You my also call Mason City police at 641-421-3001. Give the dispatcher the location you saw the person and any other information that may help locate them (clothing description, vehicle description or license number).
You may also provide anonymous information to Crime Stoppers of North Central Iowa, which sometimes offers rewards for information that leads to prosecution, at 1-800-383-0088.
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.