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Two Beje Clark escapees captured, two remain at large


This news story was published on January 6, 2012.
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Mason City Police officers responded to a report of two suspicious subjects at 1000 S. Illinois, Apartment 301 in Mason City shortly before 9:30 Wednesday evening.

The two subjects were identified as being wanted for escape from Beje Clark.

Police arrested 41-year-old Bobby John Bennet who had been reported as escaped just 3 hours before from Beje Clark.

Police also arrested 28-year-old William Thomas Hester we escaped after walking out of Beje Clark January 30th.

Both remain in the Cerro Gordo County Jail. Bennet is being held with no bond for escape from custody and a Beje Clark hold. Hester is being held on $3000 bond for absence from custody and a probation violation on his serious assault conviction.

Two subjects that have also escaped from the facility in the last four weeks remain at large.

Currently absent is 32-year-old Willie York who had been allowed to leave on furlough to search for a job and never returned on December 23rd.

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.

The 2nd escapee is 19-year-old Jeremiah Olarr Kimbrough. Mason City police were dispatched to Beje Clark for a subject being absent from custody on December 8th. The incident report said a warrant was applied for.

Jeremiah Kimbrough is described as 6-3, 176lbs with brown eyes. Kimbrough was sentenced to Beje Clark on October 10th for violations of probation on felony 3rd degree burglary and a felony 2nd degree theft out of Story County.

Arrested: Bobby John Bennet

Arrested: William Thomas Hester

Still at large: Willie York

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    Mozell Kempa Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

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