POLK COUNTY, Iowa (WHO) -- A woman sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with the death of her adopted granddaughter is facing another felony charge after court documents show she escaped from prison last month.
Sixty-four-year-old Carla Bousman pleaded guilty to two counts of false imprisonment, one count of neglect of a dependent person, one count of obstruction of prosecution, one count of accessory after the fact, and two counts of child endangerment in the 2017 death of Sabrina Ray. The teen weighed just 56 pounds when she was found unresponsive in her home in May 2017.
According to court documents, Carla Bousman escaped from the Iowa Correctional Institution in Mitchellville on the morning of May 2. It was reported she left the ground and was heading east into Mitchellville. Staff was able to take her into custody about half a mile away and she was returned to the prison.
Bousman was charged with escape, a class D felony, in the case. She was transferred to the Polk County Jail Wednesday for prosecution.