Missing inmate arrested

Missing inmate arrested


CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov


CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

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March 13, 2023 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who escaped from the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) is back in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Ronald Grant #63102 was arrested today by Lancaster County Sheriff deputies working with the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force. He is currently at the Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln.

Grant disappeared February 12, 2023, when he took off running from the WEC parking lot as he was emptying trash with a staff member and two other incarcerated individuals. 

Grant started his sentence on November 15, 2005. He was sentenced to 29 to 44 years for charges out of Lancaster County that include manslaughter, assault by a confined person and felon in possession of a deadly weapon. He has a parole hearing scheduled for July 2023 and a tentative release date of November 18, 2029.