Inmate goes missing from CCC-L

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Another inmate is missing in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says 38-year-old Ronald Sowards is missing from the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln.

NDCS says staff members noticed an electronic monitoring device, worn by Ronald Sowards, showed no movement for several hours Thursday while he was inside the facility.

Authorities say attempts to locate him that night were unsuccessful.

Sowards is at least the 12th inmate in the past three months to have gone missing from CCC-L.

He stands 5-foot-9 inches tall and is 215 lbs. with brown hair and hazel eyes.

According to NDCS, Sowards started his sentence on August 20, 2018. He was sentenced to eight to 12 years for burglary in Lancaster County as well as burglary and possession/receiving a stolen firearm in Saunders County. Sowards has a tentative release date of November 19, 2023. His parole eligibility date is January 5, 2022.