Quincy man wanted after walking away from SWAP detail arrested Sunday in Ottumwa, Iowa

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Zachary Nokes | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A Quincy man who escaped corrections officers while performing community service for the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program in Adams County was arrested Sunday in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Records from the Wapello County Jail show Zachary D. Nokes, 50, is being charged in Wapello County with possession of a controlled substance (meth), providing false identification information, interfering with official acts and public intoxication.

A report from the Ottumwa Police Department shows Nokes was charged at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Silverwood Lane.

Nokes escaped at approximately 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, while doing community service near Eighth and Jefferson in Quincy. He was serving 120 days in the Adams County Jail. 

Nokes pled guilty in September 2022 to charges of burglary and aggravated assault with a firearm in connection to a December 2019 standoff with police. The charges were from a burglary at a Camp Point business that was followed by a standoff with law enforcement the next day at 2043 Maple in Quincy.

Nokes was arrested again two days later in Hannibal, Mo., after escaping the Blessing Adult Psychiatric Unit.

Judge Amy Lannerd sentenced Nokes to 24 months of probation. The terms of the plea agreement also included stipulations that GPS monitoring may be used at the discretion of the probation department, and that the probation can be transferred to Iowa, where Nokes lives.

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