Two escapees from the Lincoln Correctional Center remain at large.
A massive manhunt in Lincoln has yet to find 37-year-old Armon Dixon and 52-year-old Timothy Clausen, who were not found during a head count at the Lincoln Correctional Center Friday morning.
Members of the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, and the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force have been combing a section of Lincoln, yet have not found the two escapees.
The two escaped capture Friday morning. They had stolen a pick-up. Officers, including Nebraska State Patrol troopers, gave pursuit. They broke off pursuit after it entered a congested part of Lincoln and reached speeds of 65 miles per hour.
The two eventually crashed the truck, running into a parked sports utility vehicle. They fled in the area of 18th and H Streets around 10:30 Friday morning.
A manhunt has concentrated on the area south of the state Capitol as well as an area in south Lincoln near Highway 77th and Saltillo Road.
Officers believed they had seen a man matching the description of Dixon near 17th and G Streets, but a search of the area proved fruitless.
NSP urges citizens to be vigilant as the search for the escapees continues.
NSP has issued this description:
Dixon is an African-American male, 5’9″, 152 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. Clausen is an African-American male, 5’8″, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. The public is advised to not approach the escapees who are considered dangerous.
“We encourage residents to keep a watchful eye out and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately,” said Lt. Colonel Thomas Schwarten, Assistant Superintendent Nebraska State Patrol said in a written statement issued by NSP. “We continue to follow leads and the search for the suspects is ongoing.”
Anyone who sees an individual matching the description of the escapees should call 911, the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline at *55 from any cell phone or Lincoln Crimestoppers at (402) 475-3600.