Inmate at Des Moines center listed as escaped

Published On: Dec 05 2012 02:27:58 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2012 02:27:48 PM CST
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

An inmate who was convicted of attempted murder has been listed as escaped from a state work release center in Des Moines.

A news release from the Iowa Corrections Department says 33-year-old Corey Dewitt was listed because of an unexcused absence from the Fort Des Moines facility on Tuesday. Dewitt was transferred to the center on Nov. 6.

The department says that in June 1997, Dewitt was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was convicted in Polk County of attempted murder, terrorism and going armed with intent.