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Local Man In More Trouble for Assaulting Prison Employee

By Ellis Codjoe, July 25, 2017

A man who held his grandparents against their will and led deputies on a four hour long manhunt on New Years Eve is once again in trouble with the law.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says 28 year old Kelby Klicker of Blakesburg assaulted a staff member at the Clarinda Correctional Facility on July 19th.

The staff member was treated at a local hospital and later released.

Klicker was sentenced in May to serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree burglary.

The charge stems from the December incident in which Klicker broke into a Blakesburg home. Wapello County Sheriff Deputy Todd Caldwell told Ottumwa Radio News on the day of the incident that Klicker had broken into his grandparents home and held them against their will.

Klicker fled into the woods behind the home when Caldwell arrived. He walked out of the woods, surrendering peacefully, about four hours later.

Klicker has a long criminal history including a 2016 incident where he repeatedly tried to punch an Ottumwa Police Officer while being arrested for assault.

At this time his scheduled release date is December 02, 2021.

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