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Bank robber accused of escaping from Beje Clark



This news story was published on December 1, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A Manly woman who was held at the Beje Clark halfway house after her release from a brief prison stint for helping rob a bank and then stole from Wal-Mart is accused of escape.

Inmates at the Beje Clark halfway house routinely leave for work or other approved reasons but are supposed to return by a designated time. When they fail to return, they are listed as an escapee. Emily Elizabeth Francis, age 32, failed to return to Beje Monday and was sought by police. She was brought to the county jail Monday evening and held on bond until she goes before a judge.

Francis was sent to prison in June of 2012 and then released in June of 2013 for helping rob a downtown Mason City bank.  She still owes Iowa courts $9,427.44 in that case. Francis was caught earlier this year stealing from Wal-Mart and sent to jail for 7 days and also placed in Beje Clark. She is now accused of violating her probation in that case. Records also show that her parole has been revoked.

Francis, Emily Elizabeth

Francis, Emily Elizabeth

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3 Responses to Bank robber accused of escaping from Beje Clark

  1. LVS Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Well hell-she did 11 months of a ten year sentence. I am sure she learned a lot from that. Why wouldn’t she “escape” from Beje. She knows they will put her back in there again where she can leave when ever she wants.

  2. FUBAR Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2014 at 5:55 am

    oh my fricken god another scum sucker that we have to pay for. I hope they put this fugly scum sucker away for the length of her term now.

    • John Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      @ Fubar, they won’t send her back, we will have to live with her, it has been proven time and time again. I will say it again, when we were sold on this BeJe thing here in Mason City, we were told it was for non Violent offenders. That has not been the case. They bring these people here from all places around the state and when they release them, they don’t leave, they stay here and cause more crime. This is costing everyone in this town a lot of loss of property and money.