Two inmates missing from Work Ethic Camp

Thursday, December 22, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- The Nebraska Work Ethic Camp in McCook reports two inmates discovered missing at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday.

The two escapees are Andrew Russell, sentenced from Dawes County on drug charges, and Charles Canaday, sentenced from Greeley, Howard, Sheridan and Valley counties on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Security footage at the work camp shows the two men walking away at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Russell is a 20-year-old white male, 6'2" tall, 170 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a gray sweatshirt and gray stocking cap.

Canaday is a 35-year-old white male, 5'10", 140 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a brown coat and a gray stocking cap.

The work ethic camp is a minimum security facility of Nebraska Correctional Services. Inmates housed there have reached a level of custody where they are able to work in the community with intermittent supervision.

Anyone with information on Russell or Canaday is asked to contact local law enforcement or the Nebraska State Patrol.

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