Inmate serving time on Scotts Bluff County charge missing after leaving work assignment

LINCOLN, Nebr. -- Police say authorities have been notified about an inmate that has gone missing from the Community Corrections Center - Lincoln (CCC-L). Inmate Ruby Bingham left her assigned work location in downtown Lincoln Friday afternoon. 

Police say Bingham was seen on video getting into a vehicle with two other individuals which drove away from the vicinity of the State Capitol. 

Authorities say that Bingham started her sentence on April 20, 2021. She was sentenced to three years for possession of methamphetamine in Scotts Bluff County. Bingham has a tentative release date of April 5, 2024. 

Bingham is a 40-year old white woman, 5’2”, 145 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with knowledge of her 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.