Halfway House Escapee Caught


Muscatine County deputies helped catch a man who escaped from a halfway house in Davenport last week.

Police say Jose Ruiz Junior escaped after only nine days in the halfway house.

Muscatine county deputies and u-s marshals arrested Ruiz around 6:30 Monday morning.

Ruiz was originally held on drug and conspiracy charges.

More charges are pending for the escape.

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