Missing inmate convicted of manslaughter caught in Lancaster County

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A missing inmate who was convicted of manslaughter was caught in Lancaster County on Monday, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said.

On Feb. 12, 39-year-old Ronald Grant was taking out the trash with two other inmates and a staff member at the Work Ethic Camp in McCook when he took off running, officials say.

On Monday, Lancaster County deputies found Grant and took him into custody.  He was then lodged at the Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln.

Grant began his sentence in 2005.

He was sentenced to up to 44 years in prison on charges that include manslaughter, assault by a confined person and felon in possession of a deadly weapon.

Grant had a parole hearing scheduled for July 2023 and a tentative release date of Nov. 18, 2029.

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