Inmate in McCook escapes while emptying trash

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 39-year-old inmate escaped from the Work Ethic Camp in McCook on Sunday night.

According to authorities, Ronald Grant was with a staff member and two other inmates emptying trash in the north parking lot when he took off running about 8 p.m.

Local law enforcement and the Nebraska State Patrol have been notified.

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Grant is described as a 5-foot-10 Native American man weighing 185 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Grant was sentenced to 29 to 44 years for charges out of Lancaster County that include manslaughter, assault by a confined person and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.

He started his sentence on Nov. 15, 2005. His tentative release date was Nov. 18, 2029.

He had a parole hearing scheduled for July. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the state patrol.

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