Inmate missing from NDCS facility in Lincoln

Davaughn Johnson reportedly went missing around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, February 11th 2021, 9:46 AM CST
Davaughn Johnson
Davaughn Johnson

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - An inmate is missing from the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

Davaughn Johnson reportedly went missing around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to a press release, staff located a cell phone during a search of Johnson's cell shortly before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. He was officially reported as missing from his room 30 minutes later. Surveillance video reportedly showed Johnson jumping a fence at the facility and traveling east on W. Van Dorn Street.

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 authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

NDCS says 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 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.