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Inmate Escapes Custody in Linn County

An inmate has escaped from custody in Linn County after being placed in the hospital Monday night.

 The inmate, 42 year old Michelle Allene Brashear had been incarcerated at the Linn County Correctional Center for charges of Theft in the 2nd Degree and Providing False Identification Information.  Brashear was to be returned to jail following her hospital stay.  Hospital staff notified the jail that Brashear had fled from the hospital late Monday evening. 

 The Linn County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Cedar Rapids Police Department conducted an area search for Brashear, however were unable to locate her.  Brashear remains at large still at this time.  Anyone who knows the whereabouts or has information regarding Michelle Allene Brashear, is asked to contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 319-892-6100 or the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491.



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