Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man convicted of kidnapping in Wapello County who reportedly escaped a work release facility. According to the Iowa Department Of Corrections 25 year old Jacob Rauscher failed to report back to the Burlington Residential facility last Friday after being admitted May 15th. Rauscher is white male, standing 5’10 and weighing approximately 170 pounds. Back in 2016, Rauscher was convicted of third degree kidnapping and given a 10 year prison term after he was accused of assisting 2 others in holding a victim against their will for several days. He managed to cut a plea deal with prosecutors and acted as a witness for them against the two other defendants in the case. Anyone with any information related to his whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.