A nurse at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln and the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexual abuse of an inmate and unauthorized communication with a prisoner, both felony offenses.
Melvin Grimes is 54 years old, Black, 6 feet tall, 240 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.
Marcina Norris and Michael Louis were returned to custody after not returning to the Lincoln prison last week.
Officer Erin Spilker said the investigation began Feb. 27, when an employee at Liberty First Credit Union reported a $2,500 check cashed by Antwon Williams as suspicious.
Mia Montes, who was in the second year of a four- to eight-year sentence related to several drug charges, did not return to the facility this month after leaving her off-grounds worksite.
Staffers noticed that the electronic device monitoring Ronald Sowards showed no movement for several hours on Thursday while he was in the community, prompting a search.
Patrick Carey, who is serving time for a list of charges that include assault by a confined person and second-degree arson, was gone for a day.
Armando Lerma, who did not return to the facility after his work assignment May 12, was arrested Thursday in Plymouth, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said in a news release.
Raymond Jimenez went missing after he went to a job service center in downtown Lincoln on April 7 and failed to return to prison.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said Clifford Brown and Jacob Roeder, who left the facility together shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday, were picked up Sunday in Omaha.
Kentrell Hollins, 27, of Omaha, was arrested Wednesday and was being held at the Lancaster County jail. Jacob Roeder and Clifford Brown now are being sought for escape, according to the Department of Correctional Services.
John Mays, 44, did not return to the facility Saturday morning following his shift at work.
Dawnisha Leroy, 26, left the facility Thursday morning to seek employment through a job service in downtown Lincoln.
The electronic monitoring device worn by Raymond Jimenez was recovered at Seventh and B streets.
The inmate did not return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln after going to an employment agency in downtown Lincoln on March 4.
The inmate surrendered after hours of negotiations with law enforcement including the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT team.
Tony D. Smith, 37, had been at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, the lowest custody level and the least restrictive of the state's prisons where people participate in work detail or work release.
Allen Webster, who went missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln on May 1, 2020, was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Thursday.
Amanda Samaroo, 39, had visited an employment service looking for a job Thursday afternoon before an alarm on her monitoring device was set off.
Davaughn Johnson had been granted parole pending completion of COVID-19 quarantine when he jumped a fence and fled Feb. 10, according to the Department of Correctional Services.
Davaughn Johnson had recently been granted parole pending completion of COVID-19 quarantine.
Lawrence Bolden was released Jan. 11, despite the fact that he was looking at disciplinary action that could have meant lost good-time credit or even new felony charges after a search of his room allegedly turned up contraband.
Anna Berg, 28, did not report back to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln after going work Friday.
Several prison workers have come forward to say state taxpayers need to know how dangerous Lincoln's work release facility is.