Law enforcement officials in Illinois and Iowa are on the lookout for a man who escaped from sheriff’s deputies Wednesday.

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Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports 18 year old Ethan Walte was arrested in Hamilton about 11 p.m. Wednesday on an Iowa warrant on a probation violation for burglary.

Despite being handcuffed, Walte was able to flee the scene in a Hancock County Sheriff’s department vehicle.

Walte crossed the bridge into Iowa and crashed the patrol car in Keokuk, fleeing the scene on foot.

Ethan Walte is a white male, 5-foot-6, 135 pounds and is wanted on numerous criminal charges.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Ethan Walte, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement agency.

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