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Law enforcement searching for escapee from Beje Clark


This news story was published on December 25, 2011.
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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.

Willie York

SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

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11 Responses to Law enforcement searching for escapee from Beje Clark

  1. He Is not the only one Reply Report comment

    December 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I find it interesting all the media is covering his escape while Beje squirms under the spotlight. Keep squirming Beje administrators cause we know you have at least two others on the run at this very moment at it is coming to the surface.

  2. John Bunnell (ret) Reply Report comment

    December 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Peter, while I like your thinking, you know that will never happen. Groups like PETA, NAACP, Save the whales, the tree huggers, snail darter fans, etc. and all the other do gooder groups that I can’t think of, will see to that. We have become a very pacifistic country, where the criminals have it better then the victoms… 🙁 I think that Echo, might be on to something… 🙂

    • Peter Reply Report comment

      December 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      John, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, National Association of American Colored People, Save the Whales, Greenpeace etc., have absolutely nothing to do with prison reformation and the style of punishment inflicted. Solitary confinement is actually a much safer form of punishment. It’s well-known that prisoners are assaulted, raped, harassed, bullied etc. in prisons. Solitary confinement would give prisoners a chance to reflect on their problems and actions and do so in peace. It would be a much better system. Take this debate over to my latest article if you want to continue to discuss it please. It’s found here.

  3. Echo Reply Report comment

    December 26, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Beje Clark was suppose to be a second chance for people its clear this guy doesn’t want to change his ways and we should not have to pay to keep him in prison for life either. We need to start thinking about the death penalty for people who will continue to break the law. Why should people who obey the law keep supporting this guy in prison or in Beje Clark they have it better then most of us. Three meals a day health care paid for while in custody its just not right.

    • Peter Reply Report comment

      December 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      Death Penalty? Ridiculous. Way over the top. Not rationale thinking Echo. Read this instead.

  4. Peter Reply Report comment

    December 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I have a solution for these type of problems. I’m preparing an article about it soon. Basically the gist of it relies on prison reform. Prison in my scenario, no longer becomes a social endeavor, but rather an isolative true punishment. In my proposal, criminals would be placed in solitary confinement and never interact with other prisoners…EVER. They would not work, they would not play cards, watch tv, read…nothing. They would be in the hole for the duration of the sentence. Prisons as a social apparatus are part of the problem. Isolation.

    • Smoke It Up Reply Report comment

      December 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

      What if it is for marijuana that you so admittedly promote Peter? Or is that were your double standard starts? The law is the law, unless Peter smokes it?

    • Pegter Reply Report comment

      December 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Marijuana would immediately be decriminalized to grow or possess for private use. Selling it on a commercial level is another story and would require more details to be worked out. Basically the general rule of thumb is whatever grows naturally, the government could never ban or make criminal. Think about how ridiculous that is. Banning a natural plant that grows in the wild. What kind of foolishness is that? Think about it.

    • Smoke it up Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2011 at 8:30 am

      Like Heroin?

  5. Kinkyh Reply Report comment

    December 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Friction in your diction? Looks like you
    are well ‘versed’ in the moron dept.

    (Whoozzze yer inglish techer)?

  6. way to go Reply Report comment

    December 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    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
    who the smart one, that feels after the first one,they him do it twice more?
    the reason i ask that is. i’d like to shake the hand of the moron, that feels his ability to walk free is more important them the public safety.

    once again great job morons