Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Nebraska inmate escapee apprehended in Pottawattamie County

Nebraska inmate escapee apprehended in Pottawattamie County

A Nebraska State Penitentiary prisoner overpowered a deputy during a transport to Dodge County and fled in a stolen government auto west of Ithaca in Saunders County, according to scanner traffic. Scott is driving the dark gray 2012 Chevy Impala with Nebraska government plates 42650.

Stukenholtz said his deputies are assisting with the search.

Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate from Nebraska, who is considered armed and unsafe.

Authorities say the state vehicle stolen by 37-year-old Eric Scott was found in the parking lot of a Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha.

Scott is considered to be armed and risky.

The deputy was able to throw his long rifle and service revolver out the window before Scott made it to the front seat of the auto, Stukenholtz said. A "long rifle" was recovered, but a handgun is still missing. Officials believe he may have possession of a 40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun.

The man is described as wearing a white t-shirt and khaki prison trousers.

The deputy is being treated at Fremont Health Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

His fifth-offense DUI conviction occurred in Sarpy County.

"He said the inmate chocked him out", said Swanson. Anyone who may see him should call 911 immediately and not approach him, the state patrol says.

Some of those charges have been enhanced because Scott is already a registered sex offender.

Scott was taken to the Pottawattamie County Jail on charges in Nebraska of escape and false imprisonment. Officials are telling people not to attempt contact with Scott.

If you see Scott, do not engage and call local law enforcement.

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