Authorities are seeking a 40-year-old man who escaped from a residential work release facility in Sioux City.
The Iowa Department of Corrections says Cletus Antonio Armell failed to return to the facility Sunday from a shopping pass.
Armell had been serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery. He was transferred to the work release facility in Sioux City on December 15.
From Associated Press
A WELL KNOWN SIOUX CITY AUTO DEALERSHIP IS ABOUT TO CHANGE OWNERS. HOAK MOTORS IS BEING PURCHASED BY BILLION AUTOMOTIVE OF SIOUX FALLS.
COMPANY SPOKESMAN CHRIS HOAK SAYS THE SALE IS IN PROCESS, AND SHOULD BE FINALIZED IN JULY.
HOAK SAYS BILLION APPROACHED THEM WITH AN OFFER AND THAT THE TIMING IS RIGHT FOR THE SALE.
HE SAYS THE LOCAL EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO RETAIN THEIR JOBS UNDER THE NEW OWNERSHIP.
HOAK MOTORS WAS FOUNDED BY RICHARD HOAK SENIOR IN 1946 AND HAS BEEN OPERATED BY THREE GENERATIONS OF THE FAMILY.
THE DEALERSHIP MOVED FROM ITS FORMER DOWNTOWN LOCATION TO 4300 SOUTHGATE DRIVE IN 2005.
BRIDGE REPAIR WORK WILL CREATE LANE RESTRICTIONS ON 4TH STREET BETWEEN FLOYD BOULEVARD AND HOEVEN DRIVE.
THE WORK BEGINS TODAY AND WILL LAST UNTIL NEXT MONDAY, JUNE 11TH.
TRAFFIC ALONG THIS SECTION OF 4TH STREET WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION.
YOU ARE ADVISED TO REDUCE SPEED, DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY AND OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND BARRICADES.
THE WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS WARNING AREA RESIDENTS TO BEWARE OF A TELEPHONE SCAM THAT AT LEAST ONE PERSON HAS BEEN VICTIMIZED BY.
DEPUTY DON ARMSTRONG SAYS THE SCAM IS TARGETING ELDERLY PEOPLE AND STARTS WITH A CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE A GRANDCHILD IN LEGAL TROUBLE WHO NEEDED MONEY:
ARMSTRONG SAYS THE SCAMMER PLAYS ON THE EMOTIONS OF THE VICTIM TO GET THEM TO SEND MONEY:
ARMSTRONG SAYS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS VERIFY WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IF THIS IS A LEGITIMATE SITUATION AND THEN CONTACT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
HE SAYS MOST OF THE SCAMMERS ARE LOCATED OVERSEAS, WHICH MAKES IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO TRACK THEM OR RECOVER THE LOST MONEY.
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