Missing inmate arrested

Missing inmate arrested


CONTACT Dayne Urbanovsky, Director of Strategic Communications

OFFICE 402-479-5799 | dayne.urbanovsky@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5721 | dawnrenee.smith@nebraska.gov

April 14, 2023 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) has been arrested in Omaha by Douglas County Sheriff deputies working with the Fugitive Task Force. Julian Tapia #211752 was taken into custody today and booked into the Douglas County Correctional Center.

Tapia went missing on February 19, 2023, when he removed his electronic monitor approximately a mile from CCC-O. He started his sentence on July 17, 2020. He was sentenced to eight to 21 years for first and second degree assault charges out of Buffalo County. He has a parole hearing scheduled in February 2024 and a tentative release date of September 16, 2030.

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.