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IOWA PRISON ESCAPEE APPREHENDED: Steven Leroy Adcock



This news story was published on September 19, 2012.
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Steven Leroy Adcock, a prison inmate assigned to the minimum security John Bennett Unit at Fort Madison and who escaped from a work detail in Keokuk, Iowa, was apprehended in Missouri today. Law enforcement arrested him following a short pursuit. There were no injuries. Adcock was driving a stolen vehicle from Kansas City, Missouri at the time.

Adcock is currently being held in the Stoddard County Jail, Bloomfield, Missouri, and will appear in court tomorrow for extradition proceedings.

Adcock had escaped on Monday, September 17, 2012 from a work detail in Keokuk, Iowa. Adcock was admitted to prison on January 24, 2011 and was serving a maximum sentence of 16 years for the following crimes: Habitual Offender by Burglary-3rd degree (Johnson County); Burglary-3rd degree (Clayton County); Burglary-3rd degree (Muscatine County); Theft-2nd, Eluding, and two counts of drug possession (Polk County).
Prison work crews to the City of Keokuk have been in existence for 15 years or more. The current work detail consists of two crews of five offenders each, with one supervisor for every five offenders. The work involves mowing and grounds keeping at multiple cemeteries.

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