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DUTCHER HAD TROUBLED HISTORY AS WOODBURY COUNTY INMATE

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THE TWO PRISONERS CHARGED IN THE MURDERS OF THE NURSE AND GUARD AT THE ANAMOSA STATE PRISON THIS WEEK WERE BOTH FORMERLY JAILED IN WOODBURY COUNTY.

CHIEF DEPUTY TONY WINGERT OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS WHAT HAPPENED IN ANAMOSA IS A GRIM REMINDER TO JAIL STAFF WHO DEAL WITH DANGEROUS INMATES EVERY DAY:

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THE TWO PRISONERS, 28-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DUTCHER OF SIOUX CITY; AND 39-YEAR-OLD THOMAS WOODARD OF UNION, NEBRASKA; BOTH SERVED TIME IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL FOR SEVERAL ROBBERY AND THEFT CHARGES.

WINGERT REMEMBERS DUTCHER WAS NOT EASY TO DEAL WITH IN JAIL:

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DUTCHER AND WOODARD ALLEGEDLY STRUCK PRISON GUARD ROBERT MCFARLAND AND NURSE LORENA SCHULTE IN THE HEAD WITH A HAMMER IN THE ESCAPE ATTEMPT FROM ANAMOSA.

WINGERT SAYS DUTCHER WAS SOMETIMES ARMED IN HIS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN NORTHWEST IOWA:

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THE TWO PRISONERS NOW FACE TWO COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER, ATTEMPTED MURDER, AND SECOND-DEGREE KIDNAPPING.