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One Nebraska prison escapee found, another still at large

By Shawn Price
One Nebraska prison escapee found, another still at large
Two Nebraska prisoners escaped Friday, with one, Armon Dixon, being found over the weekend. The other, Timothy Clausen, still on the loose and considered dangerous. The two were last spotted together in the Lincoln area after fleeing a police chase. Photo by Nebraska State Patrol.

LINCOLN, Neb., June 13 (UPI) -- One of two men who escaped an Nebraska prison was found hiding in a storm drain over the weekend, the second escapee remains at large, police said.

Timothy Clausen, 52, and Armon Dixon, 37, escaped from the Lincoln Correctional Center on Friday, but police said they don't know how. Police were able to locate Dixon with a combination of a witness tip and tracking dogs. Clausen is still on the run and considered dangerous.

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"Our work is not over," Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said in a statement. "Our efforts will continue until we have the second escapee in custody."

After the escape, Dixon and Clausen were spotted Friday morning in the Lincoln area after fleeing from police chase, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

Police responded to a report of an assault in a home, where the two victims, a woman in her 60s who was taken to a hospital for observation and another woman in her 20s who was treated and released, gave a description of Dixon. His arrest came shortly after.

"We encourage residents to keep a watchful eye out and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately," said Nebraska State Patrol assistant superintendent Lt. Thomas Schwarten before Dixon's capture. "We continue to follow leads and the search ... is ongoing."

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