Independence Man Arrested after Escaping Residential Facility

Authorities tracked down an Independence man who was wanted for escaping a residential facility.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a home just outside of Oelwein on T Avenue last Thursday to assist the Department of Human Services. Deputies found 31-year old Matthew Wilkinson of Independence inside the home and took him into custody. He was wanted for escaping the Waterloo Residential Facility.

27-year old Courtney Roose of Oelwein was also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact and three counts of refusing to assist officer.

The case is under investigation and more charges could be filed.

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