Posted 5 months ago
By Scott Carlson
Arrest warrants for Keenan M. Lambert, 18, originally from Miller, NE. and Jordan Baker, 16, from Hastings were issued earlier today for two counts of Attempted Murder (II Fel), Use of Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony, 28-1205 (II Fel), Escape Using Force/Deadly Weapon, 28-912 (III Fel) and Felony Theft by Unlawful Taking , 28-511 (III Fel).
Investigators from the North Platte Police Department served those warrants this afternoon on Lambert and Baker in Lexington, NE and transported them to the Lincoln County Detention Center for their role in today’s earlier stabbing and escape from the Nebraska Youth Center at 1807 Washington Ave. in North Platte.
Police are not releasing the names or conditions of the victims.
Two women are receiving treatment at Great Plains Regional Medical Center after being stabbed at the Nebraska Youth Center in North Platte.
At around 12:30 am, North Platte Police responded to the report of a stabbing at the Nebraska Youth Center located at 1807 Washington Avenue.
Officers arrived to find a 37-year-old female staff member and a 40-year-old staff member that had been stabbed multiple times.
The suspects, 18-year-old Keenan Lambert and a 16-year-old juvenile, stole an employee’s Dodge Charger and fled the scene.
The suspects and the stolen vehicle were located in Dawson County when they were stopped on Interstate 80 by a Dawson County Sheriff’s Deputy.
They are both being held at the Dawson County Jail pending formal charges.
Police say it is unclear what role the suspects played in the stabbing, but they are both expected to be charged as adults later today.
The victims injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The Nebraska Youth Center is a holding facility for boys.
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