Inmate arrested and returned to NDCS

Inmate arrested and returned to NDCS



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Inmate arrested and returned to NDCS


February 21, 2020 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate who left the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) last week has been returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS).


Dustin Lankster #83180 failed to return to the facility on February 13, after being issued a pass to look for employment. He was taken into custody by the Lincoln Police Department on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 and transported to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC).


Lankster started serving his sentence on December 1, 2015. He is serving a sentence of 10 years and eight months to 16 years for charges out of Lancaster, Lincoln and Douglas counties that include: possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, criminal mischief and multiple felony theft charges.


CCC-O is one of two community custody facilities operated by NDCS. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility. Inmates are allowed to participate in work opportunities, attend school and religious services with prior approval and without direct supervision.