Nebraska inmate gets additional 80 to 140 years for prison escape

LINCOLN — A Nebraska inmate has been sentenced to an additional 80 to 140 years in prison for charges related to his escape in 2016.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported that Lancaster County District Judge Andrew Jacobsen sentenced 54-year-old Timothy Clausen to the lengthy term Monday after his convictions for escape, theft and fleeing to avoid arrest.

Clausen already was serving a sentence of more than 50 years for first-degree sexual assault of a child.

Clausen and inmate Armon Dixon escaped from the Lincoln Correctional Center by hiding in a laundry cart as it was loaded onto a truck and then punching a hole in the truck’s roof. They later stole a vehicle and were chased by Nebraska State Patrol troopers.

Officers stopped chasing the vehicle, but it crashed into a parked SUV.

Dixon was sentenced earlier.

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