Two men escape from Newton, Iowa Correctional Facility Release Center

Inmates Newton Iowa

(Newton Daily News) – Police are looking for two male prisoners who escaped from the Newton Correctional Facility Release Center south of town Saturday night. 

According to a release by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Paul Amodeo, 27, and Jess Earl Foley, 30, walked away from the minimum security facility between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. It was discovered they were missing during a routine count.

Both subjects are described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall with brown eyes and brown hair. They were last seen wearing gray sweatshirts, blue shirts and blue jeans.

Amodeo began serving a senence of 10 years in August for possession of controlled substance from Polk County and prohibited acts-meth from Warren County.

Foley is serving for possession of controlled substance, prohibited acts-meth and voluntary absence from Polk County. His 27-year sentence began in 2004.

The sheriff’s office is asking for anyone who has information about their whereabouts to call 911.