Derrick Dejuan Hoover was sent to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Center as a condition of his release on federal convictions for escape and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Officials say he walked away from the facility just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. U.S. Marshals say Hoover “should be considered armed and dangerous.”
Hoover’s most recent arrest came this past August in Des Moines. He was a passenger in a car, chased by police responding to a shooting at a bar. Police say a gun was tossed out the car’s window during the pursuit.