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IOWA AUTHORITIES CAPTURE ESCAPED NEBRASKA INMATE (UPDATE)

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UPDATED 2:15PM 9/21/17

Iowa authorities have captured an inmate who had escaped from handcuffs Wednesday near Ithica, Nebraska and choked a deputy unconscious.

37-year-old Eric Scott was captured Thursday in Council Bluffs near a pawn shop where he tried to pawn the deputy’s gun.

Authorities say Scott was spotted walking down the street a short distance from the Pottawattamie County jail.

That’s where he is now in custody on charges of escape and false imprisonment.

Scott is a convicted sex offender who was considered to be armed and dangerous.

The deputy is recovering.

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Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate from Nebraska, who is considered armed and dangerous.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 37-year-old Eric Scott escaped on Highway 77 near Ithaca Wednesday, at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Scott was being transferred by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office from the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln to Dodge County.

During the escape, Scott stole the deputy’s car, which he later left at Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and khaki prison pants

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Eric Scott, please call 911.