COUNCIL BLUFFS – The following offender has escaped from a residential work release facility. The offender was transferred to this facility after being granted a work release by the Iowa Board of Parole. Work Release is a minimum security setting which allows offenders an opportunity to gradually adjust to the transition between prison and the community.
NAME: Joseph Cias Smith, Jr.
FACILITY: Council Bluffs Work Release Facility
OFFENSE: Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury, Assault with Weapon, Assault Causing Serious Injury.
SENTENCE: 7 Years
COUNTY OF COMMITTMENT: Pottawattamie
WEIGHT: 198 Lbs.
PHYSICAL IDENTIFIERS: Tattoos: Upper Right Arm, Right Forearm, Left Hand, Right Hand, Left Thigh
DATE OF ESCAPE: March 29, 2015
COMMENTS: Smith was placed on escape status after failing to return to the facility from employment. Smith was revoked from parole and transferred to work release on March 12, 2015. This sentence began on March 28, 2015. Information as to Smith’s whereabouts should be reported to the Council Bluffs Police Department or Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department.