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Authorities looking for missing Lincoln inmate

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 23:23:06-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) – An inmate is missing from Community Corrections Center-Lincoln.

Officials said 28-year-old Davaughn Johnson had been at the center since last August and was recently granted parole pending completion of a quarantine.

The quarantine was in place due to a positive coronavirus case in the wing where he lived. There wasn’t any evidence of direct contact.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, staff conducted a search of his cell and located a cell phone. Half an hour later, he was found to be missing from his room.

Officials said a review of surveillance video showed him jumping a fence at the facility and going east on Van Dorn Street.

Johnson started serving his sentence on August 29, 2012. He was sentenced to 13 years and two months to 23 years for multiple charges out of Lancaster County that include: accessory to a felony (murder), terroristic threats, assault on an officer and assault by a confined person.

He has a tentative release date of March 31, 2030, which was scheduled to have been completed under parole supervision.

Johnson is 5’ 7”, 136 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

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