Inmate missing from community corrections facility

Inmate missing from community corrections facility


CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 |

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 |

April 9, 2023 (Omaha, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). This afternoon CCC-O received a tamper notification for the electronic monitoring system of Arius Thomas #210696. His last GPS-identified point was about one-half mile west of CCC-O.

Thomas started his sentence November 22, 2019. He is serving a five year to 12 year three month sentence out of Douglas County for possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.  He is scheduled for a parole hearing in April 2023.

Thomas is a 27-year old black male, 6’3, 240 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

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.