Man Sentenced For Escape From RTF

Tray EhlersOrange City, Iowa — A Sioux City man was sentenced Monday on charges that he escaped while a prisoner at Sheldon’s Residential Treatment Facility.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says that 22-year old Tray Scott Ehlers was sentenced in Sioux County District Court for the crime of Escape from Custody, a Class D Felony.

Kuntsle says Ehlers was residing at the Sheldon Residential Treatment Facility on July 17th of this year, after being paroled on Plymouth County Burglary and Failure to Appear convictions.  He says staff could not locate Ehlers and found his window screen was cut, indicating he had escaped the facility via his window.

Ehlers, who has domestic violence convictions and alleged Sioux City gang affiliations, was sentenced to five years in prison on the felony Escape from Custody charge.  His five-year prison term will be served after his current Burglary and Failure to Appear prison terms expire.

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