A man who was convicted of drug charges in Fayette County as well as burglary in another county, has escaped from a work release facility in Des Moines.

42 year old Andrew Nielsen did not report back to the Fort Des Moines Residential Facility Thursday night (Dec. 27) as ordered.

Nielsen was convicted of 1st Degree Burglary as well as other charges, in Webster County. The conviction on drug charges in Fayette County happened in 2006.

Nielsen was admitted to the work release program on December 4th.

Nielsen is described as a white male, 5'9", and 210lb.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities.

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