McCook, Neb. — An inmate escaped from the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook Sunday evening. At approximately 7:49 p.m. Ronald Grant was with a staff member and two other incarcerated individuals emptying trash in the north parking lot when he took off running west and headed south toward McCook. Local law enforcement and the Nebraska State Patrol were notified.
McCook Police were searching for the missing inmate early Monday on the north side of the community, but still had not located him.
An implement dealer in the northwest part of McCook contacted Red Willow County Sheriff Kevin Darling at 8:45 a.m. today (Monday) and said the dealership was missing one of its company pickups. The stolen vehicle was equipped with a tracker, allowing authorities to determine where it went.
Sheriff Darling says authorities do not know where the second vehicle is at this time.
The missing inmate, Ronald Grant started his sentence in 2005. He was sentenced to 29 to 44 years for charges out of Lancaster County that include manslaughter, assault by a confined person and felon in possession of a deadly weapon. He has a parole hearing scheduled for July 2023 and a tentative release date of November 2029.
Grant is a 39-year old Native American man, 5’ 10”, 185 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.
Law enforcement officials say if you see this person do NOT approach him and call 911 immediately.
Source: Nebraska Regional News
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