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Officers searching for woman who escaped from detention



Linn County inmate captured after escaping from detention earlier this week

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – On Monday night a 42-year-old woman escaped from detention while being treated at a nearby hospital, according to police officers.

Michell Allene Brashear was being detained at the Linn County Jail on suspicion of second-degree robbery and giving fake identity. On Monday evening, approximately 8:15 p.m., she was transported to Mercy Medical Center for medical care. Medical personnel realized Brashear had escaped the facility at 9:30 p.m.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the Cedar Rapids Police Department searched the area but were unable to locate Brashear.

Anyone with information on Brashear’s location 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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