The Omaha World-Herald News Service reported today that an Appanoose County inmate escaped from a minimum security facility in Clarinda this morning, Friday, Aug. 16.
Iowa authorities are searching for Rodney Eugene Long, who is serving a five-year sentence from Appanoose County for third-degree burglary. Long apparently jumped a fence in the recreation yard sometime between 4:10 a.m. and 7 a.m. Jail officials discovered that Long was missing about 7 a.m. Long's sentence began on March 15 following probation revocation. Long was transferred to the Clarinda Correctional Facility Minimum Security Lodge on April 30. Long is a white male, 38 years old with brown hair, brown eyes, 5’9” tall and weighing 144 lbs. Long has tattoos on his right and left wrists. Information as to the whereabouts should be reported immediately to the Clarinda Police Department (712) 542-2194, Page County Sheriff’s Department (712) 542-5193 or call 911.