The Stanton County Sheriff’s office is continuing to ask the public’s assistance in locating Cody Murphree, who escaped Sunday from the Thurston County jail and was later observed in Stanton County.
Murphree, 26, is now being sought for another incident that occurred at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in downtown Stanton. Murphree and a second male Derek Pederson, 29, of Cedar County are wanted for an assault in Stanton where they accosted a male and female at a Stanton apartment after breaking into the residence and threatening the pair with harm using a firearm.
Murphree and Pederson then fled the area in a white 2004 Dodge Stratus, 53 F 198 that is now reported stolen from Stanton.
Both males are convicted felons and face numerous new felony charges in connection to Tuesday’s incident. Both men are considered to be extremely dangerous and have made comments of having nothing to lose.
If they or the vehicle are observed, you are asked to immediately call 911. Both subjects have felony warrants that have been issued for their arrest and are suspected of still being in Northeast Nebraska.