McCook’s prisoner on the run
MCCOOK, Nebraska (Nebraska) — Police in McCook said they are looking for a prisoner who escaped from a work ethic camp (WEC).
The Nebraska Department of Corrections said in a press release that Ronald Grant #63102, along with an officer and two other inmates, was taking out the trash in the north parking lot around 7:49 p.m. Sunday as he ran west and headed south.
Local law enforcement and the Nebraska State Patrol have been notified.
Grant began serving his sentence on November 15, 2005. He was sentenced to terms ranging from 29 to 44 years on charges outside of Lancaster County, which include manslaughter, assault by a prisoner, and a criminal in possession of a deadly weapon. A parole hearing has been scheduled for July 2023, with an estimated release date of November 18, 2029.
Grant is a 39-year-old Native American who is 5’10” and weighs 185 pounds. with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.
The WEC is a Level B or higher security facility that focuses on programming and treatment to prepare people for release. Individuals housed in this facility may be allowed to perform work and program assignments in the community with periodic supervision. The minimum level of detention B is a lower level of detention and is provided in an institution with less stringent restrictions.
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