Bond set at $10 million for kidnapping suspect Aldrick Scott

New details about the Cari Allen case revealed during Friday’s court appearance
Aldrick Scott is back in Omaha and appears in court
Published: Dec. 16, 2022 at 10:32 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2022 at 4:03 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A Douglas County Court judge allowed bond for kidnapping suspect Aldrick Scott at his court appearance on Friday afternoon.

Scott, 47, was transported back to Nebraska after fleeing to Central America; he was spotted in Belize earlier this month, then transported to Houston before being brought back to Omaha.

The judge set bail at $10 million on Friday, allowing him to post a 10% bond, and ordered him not to have contact with Cari Allen, the woman he’s accused of kidnapping, or any of her family members.

Aldrick Scott made his first court appearance in Douglas County on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.
Aldrick Scott made his first court appearance in Douglas County on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.(Douglas County Jail)

If convicted on the kidnapping charge, he could be looking at a life sentence. He is also facing an accessory to a felony charge, which has a maximum punishment of two years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Scott was booked into the Douglas County Jail in downtown Omaha at 11:08 p.m. Thursday. He asked for a public defender and is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 3.

According to information made public in court on Friday, a friend told investigators that Allen and Scott had broken up about two weeks before she was last seen. She had apparently gone to The Good Life Bar near 180th and Pacific streets on Nov. 19, then went home. Her son’s last text from her was at 11:30 p.m. that night.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was notified that she was missing the following evening, at 5:32 p.m. When deputies went to her home to investigate, they found what appeared to be bullet holes in the bedroom door and walls that had been covered up with some sort of “gray compound.”

Deputies contacted Scott, who told them he was in Topeka all that weekend and that he and Allen were still dating. But DCSO said that cell phone tower data from Scott’s phone pinged at The Good Life bar in Omaha the evening that Allen went missing — and that he left the bar at 10:30 p.m. that night heading northeast, which is in the direction of Allen’s home.

Cari Allen, 43
Cari Allen, 43(Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators said the bar’s surveillance video showed Scott’s Chevy Equinox driving in the parking lot, and that surveillance images from the home showed a person matching Scott’s physical description walking toward Allen’s home.

DCSO said they recovered a handgun from Scott’s vehicle, along with gloves, a crowbar, and a sledgehammer.

The sheriff’s fugitive team picked Scott up in Texas earlier this week after he decided to reverse course and not fight extradition.

Allen has been missing since the Saturday night before Thanksgiving. She was last seen at her home near 168th and Blondo streets. Searches around her home, the landfill, and places off the beaten path have turned up no leads on her whereabouts.

Authorities said in court on Friday that her cell phone and social media accounts were all turned off on Nov. 20, and that her mobile phone and laptop are still missing.

Managing Editor Kevin Westhues, Reporter Brian Mastre, Photographer Roger Hamer, and Digital Director Gina Dvorak contributed to this report.