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(Neb)-Dawes County Warrants Issued For Work Ethic Camp Escapee

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/29/2016 08:48 AM
CHADRON - It turns out both inmates who walked away from the Nebraska Work Ethic Camp in McCook last week had legal ties to Dawes County.

       21-year old Andrew Russell was immediately identified as serving sentences from Dawes County, but the initial listing for 36-year old Charles Canaday said only that he was serving time for convictions in 4 Sandhills counties with no mention of Dawes County.

      Chadron Police Chief Tim Lordino says the Dawes County connection to Canady came in September when Chadron officers tried to arrest him on a parole violation warrant.

      Canady fled in a vehicle to Pine Ridge where he was arrested by reservation authorities, but no charges were issued in the case until last Thursday, the day after he and Russell simply walked away from the Work Ethic Camp.

       Lordino says there are now warrants charging Canady with felony operation of a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, felony use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of no operator's license.

       Russell was recaptured by the end of last week in South Dakota with authorities still declining to release any details, but Canaday remains at large.

       Although Canaday is already being sought for leaving the McCook camp, Chief Lordino has now posted his picture and information on the Chadron Police Department Facebook page and the Nebraska State Crime Stoppers website for the September incident as well. 

       Tips to Crime Stoppers are eligible for rewards, even those left anonymously. Tips may be phoned into the Crimestoppers Hotlineat 1-800-422-1494 or submitted online by going to the Nebraska Crime Stoppers webpage nebraskacrimestoppers.com and clicking on "Leave a Tip."


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