FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Contact: Nick Crawford (, 515-725-5707

Work release escape of Ricco Thigpen

CORALVILLE – Ricco Fountain Thigpen, convicted of Robbery 1st Degree and other charges in Linn County, failed to report back to the Hope House Residential Center as required yesterday. 

Thigpen is a 44-year-old black male, height 5'11", and weighs 197 pounds. He was admitted to the work release facility on September 15, 2023. 

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

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