Update: Man who escaped south-central Nebraska jail is captured

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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HASTINGS, Neb. (AP)

UPDATE: Authorities have captured a man who escaped from Adams County Jail in south-central Nebraska.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jordan Latta fled the jail in Hastings on Sunday evening while being transferred from one holding area to another.        

Police say officers checking the Hastings home of some Latta relatives Monday afternoon discovered that someone had forced entry inside. A nearby elementary school was placed on lockdown before officers entered and found Latta hiding in the home’s basement. He was taken into custody without incident.

Latta had been arrested last week on a theft charge.

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Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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HASTINGS, Neb. (AP)

Authorities say they’re looking for an inmate who escaped from the Adams County Jail in south-central Nebraska.

The inmate ran from the jail around 5 p.m. Sunday as he was being transferred from one holding area to another. Deputy Kevin Mauck says two jailers were taking 27-year-old Jordan Latta from a basement holding area in the county courthouse to the main holding cells on the third floor. They were using a public elevator because the secured elevator normally used for inmate transfers is out of service.

Authorities say Latta bolted out of the jailers’ custody and ran down a public hallway and out of the building. He’d been arrested last week on a theft charge.