Washington man arrested for escape

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


A Washington man who was wanted out of Linn County was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Washington.

According to the Washington County call log, Kelby James Chalupa, 23, of Washington, was arrested at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday at 515 S. Iowa Ave. on Linn County warrant for revocation of probation on a charge of drug tax stamp violation and escape from custody on an original charge of failure to affix a drug tax stamp.

Chalupa was transported to the Washington County Jail and extradition arrangements are being made. Bond for the probation revocation charge is $5,000 cash only and bond for the escape charge is $2,000 cash only.