Man convicted of Bush threat sentenced for escape

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man serving time for threatening former President George W. Bush and members of his family has been sentenced to over a year in prison for escaping from a work release center in Davenport.

Federal prosecutors say Quinten Truitt, of Muscatine, was sentenced Wednesday to15 months for escape from federal custody.

Truitt was sentenced to nearly four years in prison in 2007 for sending a letter threatening to kill President Bush, his wife and his mother.

Truitt was transferred to a work release center in Davenport in February 2011. In April, he checked out of the center to attend an alcohol treatment class, but never returned. He removed his GPS-tracking ankle bracelet, which showed his last movement in Iowa City.

Truitt was arrested days later in Muscatine.