Search continues for Escapee


Ottumwa police along with the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department continue to search for an Ottumwa man wanted in connection with a high speed chase earlier this week.

Police say Dustin McDanel led officers on a high speed chase into Ottumwa Monday.  He is wanted on escape status from the Iowa Board of Corrections for an unexcused absence from a residential facility in Ottumwa.

Authorities say the truck McDanel was driving drove off an embankment and crash landed nose first.  McDanel then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Anyone knowing the where abouts of McDanel are asked to contract the Wapello County Sheriff’s department by calling 684-4350 or the Ottumwa Police Department by calling 683-0661.