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Escaped inmate from Marion, IL turns himself in to Poplar Bluff, MO police

Jeffrey Roetzel (Source: U.S. Department of Justice) Jeffrey Roetzel (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

An inmate who walked away from a prison camp in Marion, Illinois Sunday turned himself in to police in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday

Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department says Jeffrey Roetzel turned himself in to the Poplar Bluff Police Department Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.

According the U.S. Department of Justice, authorities discovered 30-year-old Jeffrey Roetzel was missing from the minimum security prison around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8.

The department of justice reports Roetzel was sentenced to prison in the Western District of Michigan to 70 months for theft from a licensed firearm dealer, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen firearms.

He was returned to federal custody in Illinois early on Thursday afternoon. He is being held at an undisclosed location.

According to court records, federal authorities charged Roetzel with escape.

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