Search continues for missing halfway house resident

Daily Staff

The search continues for Joshua Don Daniels, a resident of Curt Forbes, an Ames halfway house, who was reported missing this morning.

“He walked away from the facility. The halfway house is basically where they have a job and they have to check in at night, that kind of environment,” said Commander Geoff Huff of the Ames Police Department

The ISU Alert system sent out emails, phone calls and text messages at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday morning alerting students of the situation.

The alert stated that Daniels “was last seen entering the Northwest corner of Pammel woods near the intersection of Hyland and Ontario. Daniels was possibly carrying a large branch and has a history of assaultive behavior.”

Huff said it is unlikely that Daniels is still in the Iowa State area. He added Daniels tried to stop someone to get a ride out of town.

The message described Daniels as being a 5’10”, 200 pound white male with hazel eyes and dark brown hair or a shaved head.

The Ames Police Department tweeted a picture of Daniels on Tuesday morning, but Huff said Daniels no longer has a goatee and probably has his head completely shaved, which is inconsistent with how he is depicted in the picture.

Residents are asked to not approach Daniels if they see him, but call 911. Huff said at this point, they are just trying to get Daniels returned to Curt Forbes, and no charges have been filed.

“If [students] see him out and about, we’d appreciate a call. We’d like to get him picked up. We don’t really have any reason to believe that he’s violent. He just didn’t come back when he was supposed to,” Huff said.

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