A massive manhunt for an escaped prison inmate continues in northeast Omaha.
Authorities are still searching for 52-year-old Timothy Clausen who escaped from the Lincoln Correctional Center with 27-year-old Armon Dixon Friday morning. Authorities captured Dixon in Lincoln Saturday.
Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Brad Rice says multiple agencies and many officers are involved in the search.
“Obviously, right now, the bulk of the manpower is being taken up by the Omaha Police Department, because that’s where the search is taking place,” Rice tells reporters during a news conference called by Gov. Pete Ricketts. “However, the fugitive task force is being led by the U.S. Marshal’s Office. So, I know at one time Friday we think we had about a hundred officers involved.”
It appeared authorities might have found Clausen last night, but a search well into the early morning hours of Monday proved fruitless.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says investigators picked up a number of clues that led them to believe Clausen is in the northeastern section of Omaha. Clausen has connections to the northeast Omaha community, according to Schmaderer who cautions residents not to have anything to do with Clausen and, instead, to make an emergency 9-1-1 call to police.
“And let’s bring Mr. Clausen to justice, bring him back to the prison facility, so that we can put northeast Omaha and the city at lower levels,” Schmaderer says.
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.