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Escaped Inmate Shoots Iowa Deputy, Manhunt Continues

August 19, 2013  | 

Photo of Rodney Long courtesy of Iowa State Patrol.
Photo of Rodney Long courtesy of Iowa State Patrol.
An inmate who escaped from an Iowa prison's minimum-security lodge shot a Taylor County Sheriff's deputy two days later and remains the target of a law enforcement manhunt.

Rodney Eugene Long escaped from the Clarinda Correctional Facility Friday morning. On Sunday evening, he shot Deputy Dan Wyckoff twice after the deputy encountered him on Highway 2 about a mile and a half east of New Market, reports the Des Moines Register.

Long shot Deputy Wyckoff twice—in the left arm and abdominal area. The deputy was wearing a ballistic vest that likely saved his life.

After the shooting, the 38-year-old Long stole the deputy's patrol vehicle, a marked pickup truck. Long engaged other deputies during a 40-minute pursuit before crashing the vehicle into a ditch and fleeing on foot from pursuing officers. The deputy is expected to recover.

The Iowa State Patrol and Nebraska State Patrol have been providing air support during the search for Long.

Tags: Taylor County (Iowa) Sheriff, Iowa State Patrol, Manhunts, Prison Breaks


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Tom @ 8/20/2013 8:01 AM

Hopefully, they soon find this POS and dispatch him with the utmost efficiency.

TERRY F.ZECH (RET) VAPD @ 8/20/2013 10:17 AM

Glad to hear deputy Wyckoff is going to recover. Obviously this gentlemen needs to be put away as soon as possible before he shoots anyone else. I have a feeling though he has no regard for any person's life so he will probably die by gunfire or car crashing. Stay safe brotheers and sisters and watch your backs.

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