Albia man arrested for helping McDanel flee Iowa

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Devin Ciska

An Albia man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for assisting Dustin McDanel in fleeing Iowa. The Ottumwa Police Department says that Devin Ciska, 21 of Albia was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Face, an aggravated misdemeanor. According to Iowa code sections 703 and 903, Ciska could face up to 2 years in jail and a fine of up to $6,250. If found guilty, McDanel faces life without parole; the state of Iowa does not have a death penalty.

Officers conducting the investigation into where McDanel was hiding determined that Ciska knowingly aided Mcdanel by giving him a ride to Missouri. McDanel was captured in Missouri on Friday.

Charges are pending in Missouri against the person who provided McDanel a place to stay after he fled Ottumwa.

A Criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.