Local authorities are asking the public’s help in locating a convicted felon who did not return from a work release.
24-year-old Marquis Bedford was convicted of willful injury – causing serious injury (Class C felony) and possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, deliver or conspire (Class B felony).
Officials say Bedford did not report back to the Ottumwa Residential Facility.
Bedford is described as a black male, 5’11” tall, and weighing 198 pounds.
Anyone with information on Bedford’s whereabouts is encouraged to call their local law enforcement.