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UPDATE: John Mohr was arrested on a warrant in the early hours Saturday, Aug. 27, and is in the Scott County Jail without bond. He is facing one count of voluntary absence from custody after he didn’t return from his work release program, court documents show.

His hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 6.


DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 39-year-old inmate serving a murder sentence has been listed as escaped from the state work release facility in Davenport.

The Iowa Corrections Department said in a news release Friday that John Mohr didn’t return from his job as scheduled.

The department says Mohr was sent to work release following parole revocation on April 18. In 1997 he was sentenced to 50 years after a conviction for second-degree murder in Clinton County. According to court records, Mohr was convicted of shaking his girlfriend’s 13-month-old baby to death.