CLARINDA — Iowa authorities were searching Friday for a prison escapee who fled a minimum security facility in Clarinda by jumping a fence in the recreation yard.
Rodney Eugene Long is serving a five-year sentence from Appanoose County for third-degree burglary. He was transferred to the Clarinda Correctional Facility Minimum Security Lodge on April 30.
Jail officials discovered that Long was missing about 7 a.m. Friday. They determined that he escaped over the fence sometime between 4:10 a.m. and 7 a.m.
It is not known whether Long was on foot or had been picked up by someone else.
Long is a white male, 38 years old with brown hair, brown eyes, 5-foot-9 and weighing 144 lbs. Long has tattoos on his right and left wrists.
Information about his whereabouts should be reported to the Clarinda Police Department, 712- 542-2194; Page County Sheriff's Office, 712-542-5193; or 911.