Update: State Pen Escapee Captured

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

An inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln had a few hours of freedom Thursday. Juan Ramirez escaped by jumping out of a vehicle while he was being returned to the prison from work release.

The 33-year-old inmate made his escape around 1 p.m. at the intersection of 27th & Highway 2. He was captured around 3:15 p.m.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Lincoln police launched a search for him after the escape both on the ground and in the air. They considered him a non-violent inmate.

Earlier in the day, he was ticketed by law enforcement who talked to him about an alleged burglary at a home on Tuesday. Ramirez is currently serving a sentence of 10-15 years for burglary and firearm offenses in Dawes County.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 215121481