An inmate who escaped from a Dodge County deputy Wednesday afternoon during a transport is back in custody. Eric Scott was arrested in Pottawattamie County, Iowa just after noon.
Someone placed a call to 911 about a man walking in the area of Joslin Avenue and Bonden Road in Council Bluffs. That is near the Pottawattamie County Jail. The caller reported they thought the man was the same one that escaped from Nebraska law enforcement on Wednesday.
Pottawattamie County deputies were sent to that location and identified the man as Eric Scott. He was in possession of a handgun. That gun had been reported stolen and was taken at the time of his escape.
Scott was transported to the jail and is being held on out-of-state charges of escape and false imprisonment.