The Ottumwa Courier

April 23, 2013

Oskaloosa man sentenced for robbery, fleeing custody

Courier Staff Writer

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa man who allegedly robbed a landlord and then fled custody a month later will spend 15 years in prison.

Curtis Wayne Bunnell, 39, of Oskaloosa, was originally charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree theft and assault while participating in a felony after an Ottumwa landlord reported being robbed at gunpoint on Nov. 9.

In court this month, Bunnell pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and received a sentence of 10 years in adult corrections, with credit for time served. As a result, his charges of robbery and assault were dismissed.

Bunnell's story continued on Dec. 10, when he bolted from custody at the Wapello County Courthouse. He was eventually found and charged with escape of felon, a Class D felony.

He also pleaded guilty to this charge and will spend five years in adult corrections, with credit for time served. The sentence will begin after the previous sentence concludes.