LEXINGTON— Authorities with the Nebraska State Patrol, Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lexington Police Department worked together to quickly locate the victim of an apparent abduction and arrested the suspect on Tuesday, August 21 in Lexington.
The incident happened at approximately 5:00 a.m. when the Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Callaway following reports that an adult female had been taken against her will by a known acquaintance. The male suspect was reportedly also driving a stolen vehicle.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., troopers were able to locate the suspect and victim at the Walmart in Lexington. Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond said that when Nebraska State Troopers contacted the couple in Lexington, the female stated that she was not taken against her will.
Ryan Ingram, 32, of Kearney, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, violation of a protection order, false reporting, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, and outstanding warrants. Ingram was lodged in Dawson County Jail in Lexington.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the ongoing investigation.