FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 5, 2024
Contact: Sarah Fineran (, 515-725-5738

Work release escape of Richard Wilson

DES MOINES – Richard Wilson, convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree and Theft 1st Degree in Polk and Story Counties, failed to report back to the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility as required on Saturday. 

Wilson is a 46-year-old white male, height 6'2", and weighs 240 pounds. He was admitted to the work release facility on December 15, 2023. 

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

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