Police Find 1 Neb. Prison Escapee in Storm Drain; 2nd Fugitive Still on the Run

Armon Dixon and Timothy Clausen

Authorities have apprehended one of two Nebraska prison escapees, but are warning the public to remain cautious, since the second fugitive remains at large, CNN reports.

Timothy Clausen, 52, and Armon Dixon, 37, both escaped from the Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday. It is still unclear how the men escaped. But according to CNN, both men, who are serving long sentences for violent crimes, are said to be dangerous.


On Saturday a man matching Dixon's description was seen going into a storm drain. Police used dogs and a robot to locate Dixon, and he was arrested early Saturday morning.

“Our work is not over,” Chief Jeff Bliemeister of the Lincoln Police Department said, according to CNN. “Our efforts will continue until we have the second escapee in custody.”

Before Dixon’s arrest, police received a call about an assault at a home in the area.

Two women at the home gave a description that matched Dixon’s. Both women had to be hospitalized for injuries suffered during the assault, the police said.


As the search for Clausen continues, authorities are urging residents to stay alert and look for any signs of a break-in when they return home.

Read more at CNN.  

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