Work release escape of Ross Cobler

Ottumwa – Ross Thomas Cobler, convicted of Domestic Abuse Assault-3rd or Subsequent Offense in Wapello County, failed to report to the Ottumwa Residential Facility as required Friday.

Cobler is a 36-year-old white male, height  5′ 10″, and weighs 203 pounds. He was admitted to the work release facility on 10/26/22.

Persons with information on Cobler’s whereabouts should contact local police.


For more information on the state’s work release program, please see Iowa Code 904.901-904.910