Quick Links
Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Offical NE Website
default rotator image
default masthead image tranparent rotator image


Ajax Loading Image


Wanted Man, Two Others Arrested in Chadron



November 9, 2017 (lincoln, Neb.)  — Officers from the Chardon Police Department (CPD)
and the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested a man who was wanted on multiple felony warrants
after escaping from the Nebraska Department of Corrections Work Ethic Camp (WEC) in McCook,
NE on December 21, 2016.


CPD’s investigation into the whereabouts of Charles Canaday, 37, determined that he was hiding at a
residence in Chadron. On Wednesday evening, CPD requested NSP SWAT team assistance in serving
a search warrant on the home at 502 West Niobrara Ave. While serving the warrant, NSP SWAT found
Canaday hiding in the home and observed several items related to drug activity.


CPD obtained a second search warrant to investigate the suspected drug activity. Officers from both
CPD and NSP seized several grams of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and multiple
firearms and arrested two other men.


Charles Canaday was arrested and lodged in Dawes County Jail for outstanding warrants from Dawes
County and Red Willow County related to his escape from the WEC, including Escape When Under
Arrest on a Felony Charge, Attempt of a Class II Felony, Operating a Motor Vehicle to Avoid Arrest,
Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony, Theft by Unlawful Taking ($500-$1,500) and a charge
of Unauthorized Ingestion of a Controlled Substance from Fall River County, South Dakota.


At the time of his escape, Canaday was serving a sentence of six to 24 years for multiple Burglary,
Theft, and Criminal Mischief convictions from four Nebraska counties. His escape prompted an alert
from the Nebraska State Crime Stoppers network. The Nebraska Crime Stoppers tip-line is always
active at 1-800-422-1494 and can also be reached online at www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com.


During the service of the search warrant, Del Canaday, 31, and Gage Canaday, 27, were arrested for
Possession of Methamphetamine and being an Accessory to a Felony. Both men were lodged in Dawes
County Jail.




Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director

(402) 479-4985




Sub Navigation



Nebraska State Patrol

  • Facebook Icon
  • Twitter Icon
  • YouTube Icon
footer imagetranparent footer image

Nebraska State Patrol1600 Highway 2Lincoln, NE  68502

PH: 402-471-4545

Nebraska.govPrivacy and Security Policies

Back To Top