Recently we shared that a warrant was out for the arrest of Pieper Lewis who escaped the Fresh Start Women’s Facility in Des Moines, Iowa, last Friday morning, setting off the facility’s alarms.
Now according to the Associated Press Pieper is being held in an Iowa jail Wednesday and could face a 20 yr prison term after she walked away from a Des Moines women’s shelter where she was serving probation for a manslaughter conviction.
Pieper Lewis was booked into the Polk County Jail on Tuesday, said Polk County Sheriff Lt. Ryan Evans.
Iowa Department of Corrections officers located her in Des Moines and took her into custody.
“We would like to thank law enforcement and members of Iowa’s 5th Judicial District for their efforts to safely bring Ms. Lewis back into custody,” corrections spokesman Nick Crawford said.
An arrest warrant had been issued after Lewis was seen walking out of the Fresh Start Women’s Center in Des Moines shortly after 6:15 a.m. Friday, according to a report filed with the court by a probation officer and the shelter’s residential supervisor.
The report said Lewis cut off the GPS monitor she was ordered to wear as part of her sentence and then left the facility.
She will be taken before Judge David Porter for a probation revocation hearing.
A date had not yet been set as of Wednesday. If her probation is revoked she could be sentenced to prison.