(Lincoln, NE) -- An inmate is reported missing from a Lincoln community corrections facility.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says Davaughn Johnson went missing from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln on Wednesday. Prison leaders say just before 2:00 Wednesday afternoon, staff were conducting a search of his cell and located a cell phone. NDCS says half an hour later, Johnson was found to be missing from his room. A review of surveillance video showed him jumping a fence at the facility and going east on Van Dorn Street, according to NDCS.
Johnson started serving his sentence on August 29, 2012. He was sentenced to 13 years and two months to 23 years for multiple charges out of Lancaster County that include: accessory to a felony (murder), terroristic threats, assault on an officer and assault by a confined person. He has a tentative release date of March 31, 2030, which was scheduled to have been completed under parole supervision. Johnson had been at the center since August 2020 and had recently been granted parole pending completion of quarantine. The quarantine was in place due to a positive case of COVID-19 in the wing where he lived. There was no evidence of direct close contact.
Johnson is described as a 28 year old black man, 5’ 7”, 136 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.
CCC-L is one of two community custody facilities operated by NDCS. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility. Inmates are allowed to participate in work opportunities, attend school and religious services with prior approval and without direct supervision.
(Photo by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services)