Update: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13

Davontay Wilcox was arrested around noon Friday in the 100 block of East 27th Street in Kearney on a Harlan County District Court warrant. He will be transported back to Harlan County.

ALMA — A suspect accused of robbing an elderly couple in March has escaped from inpatient drug treatment at CHI Health St. Francis Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in Grand Island.

Davontay Wilcox, 26, of Kearney was granted a medical furlough June 28 to attend inpatient drug treatment. On July 30, Wilcox was granted a continuance of a hearing in Harlan County District Court because he was in treatment and wished to attend the hearing.

According to the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, Wilcox walked away from treatment in August. The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for Wilcox’s arrest. The sheriff’s office asked anyone with knowledge about his whereabouts to contact local police departments.

Wilcox is scheduled to appear Friday in Harlan County District Court.

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In June, Wilcox pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit a felony, use of a firearm to commit a felony, robbery, burglary and terroristic threats, and misdemeanor third-degree assault and criminal mischief. He also now will be charged with felony escape.

On March 11, an elderly Harlan County couple was robbed at gunpoint at 7:30 a.m. at their house along Highway 136 between Oxford and Orleans. The suspects, later identified as Wilcox; Brock Teel, 29; Rylie Bryson, 19; Jake George, 22; and Damecius Grigsby, 23, all of Kearney, allegedly forced their way into the house, confronted the couple and stole collectible coins, $1,000 and a cellphone.

(1) comment

Anthony Johnson

How does this happen?

WHO allowed a violent criminal to enroll in in patient treatment? WHO?

How about the in-patient program called "incarceration" while awaiting trial?

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