Orange City, Iowa — A 19-year old Hawarden man who escaped from the Sheldon Residential Treatment Facility in August of this year is now in custody after being on the lam Thursday.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year old Kyle Bottorff was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison earlier this week. But he failed to report to the Sioux County Jail on time to begin his sentence.
Sioux County Chief Deputy Nate Huizenga says that deputies were looking for Bottorff on Thursday and a Nixle alert was sent out to the public because they had received information that stated that Bottorff was suicidal. Huizenga says that just before 8 PM, Bottorff turned himself in at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and the alert was canceled. He says Bottorff was charged with Failure To Appear.
Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says that Bottorff had originally pled guilty to six counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, in connection with numerous burglaries in the Hawarden area. Kunstle says each count was a class D felony. Kunstle says Bottorff was originally given a 10-year suspended prison sentence and required to reside at the Sheldon RTF. Kunstle says that, on August 28th of this year, Bottorff was discovered to have escaped from the RTF.
Kunstle says Bottorff appeared in Sioux County District Court in Orange City Monday, where he received the 10-year sentence for violating the probation that had originally sent him to the Sheldon RTF. He says Bottorff was ordered to report to the Sioux County Jail before being transferred to the Iowa Department of Corrections.