A search is underway in western Nebraska after two inmates walked away from the
Work Ethic Camp in McCook early yesterday evening.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services reports Andrew Russell and Charles Canaday were missing when a count was conducted late last night.
The prison notified the Nebraska State Patrol and local law enforcement. Security footage was used to determine the two walked away at approximately 5:30pm.
Corrections officials describe Russell as a 20 year old, white male, 6’2″, 170 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing khaki pants, a gray sweatshirt, and a gray stocking cap. Russell was sentenced from Dawes County on a two counts of manufacturing distribution delivery disposition of controlled substance with the intent to deliver.
Canaday is described as a 35 year old, white male, 5′ 10′, 140 pounds, brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a brown coat, and a gray stocking cap. He was sentenced from Greeley, Howard, Sheridan, and Valley counties on three counts of burglary, one count of theft and one count of criminal mischief.
The two remain at large. The public is urged to call the patrol if they have any information regarding their whereabouts.
The Work Ethic Camp is a minimum security facility in which inmates work in the community with only intermittent supervision.