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Authorities looking for a Linn County prisoner after failing to return to jail



Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A Linn County prisoner who did not return to prison following a court-ordered furlough is being sought by authorities.

On December 22nd, Henry Lee Pirtle was given a furlough from the Linn County Correctional Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pirtle failed to return to prison as required.

He was sentenced for assault and possession of a controlled substance.

Pirtle is described as a black man, standing at 5’08” and weighing 160 pounds, with a “319” tattoo on his face.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 319-892-6100 or the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491.

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