Nebraska inmate escapes during hospital trip

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Nebraska inmate escaped after going to a hospital on Wednesday, according to the Department of Correctional Services.

Authorities say James Crihfield, an inmate at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, was granted permission to go the hospital.

An alert indicated that he took off his electronic monitoring device, the department said.

Crihfield, a 30-year-old white man, is 6-foot-3 and weighs 185 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who knows where he might be is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

Crihfield was convicted in Lancaster County of multiple charges of theft by deception and second-degree forgery.

He started his sentence in July 2021.

The facility for lower-level offenders is the least restrictive type in Nebraska. Inmates are allowed to go to work, school and religious services without supervision.

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