Bond set at $75K for escapee caught on Omaha rooftop

OMAHA, Neb. -- Bond has been set at $75,000 for a man who escaped from the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln and was captured on an Omaha rooftop on Monday.

44-year-old John Mays was arraigned Thursday in Douglas County Court on felony counts of terroristic threats, strangulation, and domestic violence -- each of which carries a three-year maximum penalty.

Mays was wanted on an active felony domestic assault warrant after he walked away from the Lincoln facility on April 17. He had begun serving a one-year sentence in December on four counts of violating a protection order.

Mays was found in Omaha on July 19 when authorities say he broke into a home and assaulted a woman with a knife.

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