Work release escape of Derrick Penelton

Monday, November 16, 2020

DES MOINES – Derrick Demon Penelton, convicted of Willful Injury (708.4) and other crimes in Polk County, left the Fort Des Moines Residential Facility without permission last night, and has not returned. 

Penelton is a 26-year-old black male, height 5'9", and weighs 176 pounds. He was admitted to the work release facility on October 1, 2020. 

Persons with information on Penelton's whereabouts should contact local police.

For a picture of the escapee, please see the department's Twitter account at @IowaCorrections.

For more information on the state's work release program, please see Iowa Code 904.901-904.910



Printed from the Iowa Department of Corrections website on February 25, 2021 at 10:32pm.