(Update 7:35-a.m.) Clarinda Academy escapee captured!


September 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reports the escapee from the Clarinda Academy, 16-year old Myriah Thomas has been apprehended near Waukee, by the Iowa State Patrol. Additional information will follow as it becomes available.

M. Thomas (Clarinda P-D provided image)

M. Thomas (Clarinda P-D provided image)

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers said the teen apparently jumped from a second-story window from a dorm at the Academy, sometime between 12:30- and 1-a.m., today. Authorities had said that at around 4:10-a.m., a black female matching Thomas’ description had stopped at the Casey’s Store in Villisca and asked for directions to the Interstate. The teen was driving a white Ford Ranger,and was by herself.