Authorities say an inmate, identified as Rodney Eugene Long, escaped from the Clarinda Correctional Facility in southwest Iowa early this morning. It was determined that Long escaped over the recreation yard fence sometime between 4:10 to 7 a.m. Emergency procedures and notifications, including local, county and state law enforcement agencies have been implemented.
Clarinda Correctional Facility security personnel are assisting authorities with the area search. It is not known if Long is on foot or has been picked up by another party. Long is serving a five-year sentence from Appanoose County for 3rd degree burglary.
He is a white male, 38-years-old with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’9” tall and weighing 144 lbs. Long has tattoos on his right and left wrists. Information as to his whereabouts should be reported immediately to the Clarinda police Department, Page County Sheriff’s Department or call 911.
By Mike Peterson, KMA, Shenandoah