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A judge sentenced a 51-year-old Omaha woman to two years of probation Monday for helping prison escapee Timothy Clausen get out of Lincoln during a manhunt in June.

Wanda Minor pleaded no contest to being an accessory to the escape and faced up to two years in prison and a year of post-release supervision.

Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon was of the opinion that Minor "will refrain from engaging in or committing further criminal acts in the future," according to court records.

The state said that on June 11, a day after Clausen, 52, and Armon Dixon, 37, escaped from the Lincoln Correctional Center by hiding in a laundry truck, Minor harbored or concealed a felon and provided or helped provide a weapon, transportation, disguise or other means of helping him escape apprehension.

Police caught Dixon on June 11 as he popped out of a manhole in northeast Lincoln. On June 15, they captured Clausen at an Omaha apartment.

Both men already were serving time for sexual assaults and now face charges for escape.



Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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