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Multiple Agencies Searching for Escaped Inmate

 

september 20, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.)  — Authorities with the Nebraska State Patrol and other
law enforcement agencies are urging the public to be on the lookout for an inmate who escaped from
a prisoner transport earlier today in Saunders County.

 

The inmate is:                                             Eric G. Scott

 

                                                          

                                      Height: 5’10’’             Weight: 190 pounds               Age: 37

 

Eric G. Scott, 37, escaped on Highway 77, near Ithaca, at approximately 2:30 p.m. while being
transferred by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office from the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln to
Dodge County Jail. The transfer was in preparation for a court appearance Thursday. He was last seen

wearing a white t-shirt and khaki prison pants. During the escape, Scott stole the deputy’s car. He later
left that vehicle at Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha.

 

Scott is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 immediately. Do not approach
him yourself. If you any information concerning the whereabouts of Eric Scott, please call 911.

 

NSP has utilized the Aviation Support Division and Troopers on the ground in cooperation with the
Saunders County Sheriff’s Office, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies.

                                

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Contact:

Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director

(402) 479-4985

cody.thomas@nebraska.gov

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