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Woman attempts to help two inmates escape from Douglas County Corrections

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Posted at 7:45 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 22:21:40-04

An Omaha woman tried to help two inmates escape Wednesday from the Douglas County Department of Corrections.

According to police, 34-year-old Veronica Ibarra drove her SUV into the secured area of the DCDC at 10:45 a.m..

Ibarra told DCDC control room employees she was with "MS Services" which is a fictitious contract inmate transportation service.

Corrections staff confronted Ibarra once she was inside the garage for suspicious behavior.

Ibarra didn't have supporting documents or credentials when Ibarra asked DCDC employees to bring out inmates, 45-year-old Villegas-Murillo, Jesus of Omaha and 36-year-old Cortes Alberto of Omaha with the intent of removing them from the facility.

Ibarra was detained until Deputies could arrive due to lack of official documentation.

Neither of the inmates were removed from their housing units.

Ibarra was questioned by Sheriff's Investigators and confessed to planning an escape for the two inmates.

Villegas-Murillo is Ibarra's boyfriend and Cortes is a mutual friend.

She says the two inmates did not know of her plan. 

Ibarra was arrested and charged with one count of violations of NE SS and Criminal Impersonation to Law Enforcement. Other charges are pending.