One of Two Escaped Inmates Apprehended, Second Still at Large

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INDIANOLA, Iowa - One of the two inmates who escaped from the Warren County jail Monday morning has been taken into custody.

Frank Manders, 26, of Indianola, and Darian Crayton, 29, of Des Moines, escaped from the jail at 4 a.m. Monday. Authorities said they escaped by manipulating a locking mechanism in their shared jail cell and were able to get away from the deputy on duty.

Manders was taken into custody at 4:45 p.m. Monday walking along a gravel road in the 7000 block of 115th Avenue, north of Indianola. A citizen called police after seeing a suspicious person on foot. Manders is being transported back to the Warren County Jail. Crayton remains at large.

Manders was in custody for forgery and vehicular homicide charges. He is described as 5' 9" tall, weights 196 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Crayton is described as 5' 10" tall, weighing 195 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was being held for driving while barred and various probation violations. If you know Crayton's whereabouts you're asked to call 911.

Manders was expected to appear in court Monday morning for his vehicular homicide charges.

Sheriff Vos says he's disappointed and discouraged with the facilities Warren County has to work with. He says a full investigation will take place into ways to improve and better secure the jail.

"Maybe make changes to the locks and we have an outdated facility so that needs to be looked at."


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