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Authorities searching for escaped inmate - FOUND

UPDATE: The inmate Jeffery Allen Blozvich has turned himself in to authorities. 

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Linn County authorities are looking for an inmate who allegedly escaped custody while he was a patient at a local hospital.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said Jeffery Allen Blozvich was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital on July 12 for medical issues. According to a news release, Blozvich had an arrest warrant for aggravated theft, a news release said.

The sheriff’s office said the hospital staff was expected to notify authorities when Blozvich was ready to be released so deputies could transport him to the Linn County Correctional Center, but Blozvich walked out of the hospital before that happened.

Deputies were informed of Blozvich’s absence at about 4 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff’s office said Blozvich is a white male, who is approximately six-feet tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He was; last seen wearing a redshirt and blue hospital pants.

Anyone who has seen Blozvich or has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 319-286-5491.

l Comments: (319) 398-8238; kat.russell@thegazette.com

 

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