YORK – An arrest warrant has been issued for Angela McKinley, 32, who was an inmate at the Nebraska Center for Women, who failed to show up for arraignment proceedings in York County District Court this week.
When she was still an inmate last January, she allegedly beat another inmate at the prison and has been charged with second degree assault.
According to the affidavit filed by an investigator from the prison system, a sergeant at the prison heard a verbal altercation between McKinley and another inmate. The sergeant then allegedly saw them get into a fist fight with one another – when they refused to stop as the sergeant commanded, the sergeant deployed pepper spray on them.
The affidavit says at that point, the other inmate fell to the ground and “McKinley grabbed (the other inmate’s) hair, pulled her head up and threw closed first punches to her eyes and nose.”
Eventually, McKinley was restrained.
The assault allegedly happened last January – McKinley was released from prison in February.
She had been serving a sentence of 12-20 years in prison for three convictions of burglary, one conviction of possession of a deadly weapon by a felony and one conviction of operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest – all convictions had been in Douglas County. She began her sentence at the York prison on Aug. 23, 2007, and was released on Feb. 16, 2019.
If she is convicted of second degree assault (for this alleged beating of another inmate), she could be facing a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison as this charge is a Class 2A felony.
This week, Deputy York County Attorney Benjamin Dennis told the court he was unaware of her location and her court-appointed attorney in this case said he hasn’t heard from her.
Judge James Stecker revoked her bond and issued the warrant.