An escapee from the Lincoln Correctional Center remains at large, eluding a massive manhunt this weekend which moved from Lincoln to Omaha.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports the search for escapee Timothy Clausen continues.
Clausen, who is 52, is one of two inmates who escaped Friday morning from the Lincoln Correctional Center.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports 37-year-old Armon Dixon was taken into custody at 2:10pm Saturday without incident.
Officers found Dixon hiding in a storm drain after responding to an emergency call about an assault.
Investigators shifted their focus to Omaha after a number of leads gathered by various law enforcement officers indicated he had fled to the Omaha area.
NSP describes Clausen as an African-American male, 5’8″, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He does not have any distinguishing marks or tattoos and could be wearing his hair in cornrows or pulled back.
Authorities consider Clausen dangerous. They ask citizens to remain vigilant. If anyone observes anything suspicious or someone who matches Clausen’s description, they are urged to call an emergency number, either 9-1-1 or the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline at *55 from any cellphone. Information or tips that could lead to his capture can be reported to 911, Omaha Crimestoppers at 402-444-7876 or Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.
On Saturday, officers responded to the call at 11:12am Saturday in the 5900 block of Norfolk Driver. Two women told officers a black man had assaulted them. Their description matched that of Dixon. One of the victims, who is in her 60’s, has been admitted for observation at a Lincoln hospital. The other, in her 20’s, was treated and released.
A massive manhunt involving officers with the Nebraska State Patrol, the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the Metro Fugitive Task Force, and University of Nebraska Police Department began in the area.
At around 11:30am, a man matching Dixon’s description was seen entering the storm drainage system near 49th and Francis Street. A K-9 tracked him into a storm drain. An NSP robot located Dixon hiding in the storm drain. It took a while, but Dixon finally got out of the drain and gave himself up shortly after two o’clock.
NSP says Dixon is being held at a secure location as the investigation continues.
“Our work is not over,” Chief Jeff Bliemeister, Lincoln Police Dept. said. “Our efforts will continue until we have the second escapee in custody.”