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Escaped inmate Timothy Clausen captured in North Omaha

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 09:25:27-04

NSP officials have confirmed that escaped inmate Timothy Clausen in North Omaha on Wednesday evening. 

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Officials said at around 6:05 p.m., 52-year-old  Clausen was taken into custody in residence at in the 3200 block of South 26th Avenue in North Omaha.

The Nebraska State Patrol, along with Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s, U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Metro Fugitive Task Force took Clausen into custody without incident.

Officials added that leads developed by law enforcement authorities led to his arrest.

Officials noted that Clausen had changed his appearance, cut his hair, shaved his beard and changed his clothing. A handgun was located near Clausen when he was arrested.

Clausen and fellow Inmate Armon Dixon escaped from Lincoln's correctional Center last week. Dixon was captured a day later.

Some residents in the area where Clausen was captured thought they saw him earlier in the day.

"I think I seem him earlier this morning but then I really didn't pay attention until he was going to the store and he was riding a bike through here, but I was like okay-I've never seen him over here but I didn't pay attention," said Alison Hart.

Dakea Keys Facebooked live the event and is happy the escaped inmate is caught so her and her kids can sleep better tonight.

"That my kids can at least sit on the porch now and they can play and they can feel a little bit safer now," said Keys.

 

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts released this following statement:

“Thanks to the collaboration of the Nebraska State Patrol, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Omaha Police Department, Lincoln Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, University of Nebraska Police Department, the Metro Fugitive Task Force, and courageous citizens, both dangerous fugitive convicts have been successfully apprehended. Our attention now turns to investigating where the corrections system failed, and rebuilding public faith in the ability of our prison system to protect Nebraskans.”