NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-23)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

May 4, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) has been returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Officers with the Omaha Police Department took Jonathan Walker-Hernandez #213336 into custody shortly after 6:00 p.m. yesterday at North 11th Street and Avenue H East in Omaha. He failed to return to CCC-O on Tuesday, May 3, after leaving his place of work.

Walker-Hernandez started...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-22)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

May 3, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). Jonathan Walker-Hernandez #213336 left his job in the community earlier this afternoon and did not return to the facility as scheduled.

Walker-Hernandez started his sentence June 14, 2021. He was sentenced to two to three years on a charge out of Douglas County for possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. He has a parole eligibility...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-20)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

April 13, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Nikki Peterson (32), a unit administrator at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L), was arrested today by the Nebraska State Patrol for unauthorized communication with a committed offender (Neb. Rev. Stat. §83-417) and sexual abuse of an inmate (Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-322.01). Both are felony offenses.

Peterson has been employed by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since November 17, 2008. In addition to CCC-L, she...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-19)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

April 6, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – An inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) has been arrested. Kendall McNeese #210449 was taken into custody on March 29, 2022 by the Douglas County Sheriff’s office.

McNeese left CCC-O on February 24, 2022. He started his sentence on October 21, 2019. McNeese was sentenced to eight years to 13 years on charges out of Douglas County including first degree assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-18)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

April 5, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – A staff person and two inmates from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L), were involved in a two-vehicle crash last night at 11th and L Street. All three were taken to the hospital for assessment of their injuries. The transportation van driver and one inmate remain hospitalized.

The collision happened shortly before midnight. The staff member had just picked up the inmates from their place of employment and was driving back to the...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-17)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

March 31, 2022 (York, Neb.) – Nicole Eliker (40), a corporal at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW), was arrested Wednesday, March 30, 2022, by the Nebraska State Patrol for unauthorized communication with a committed offender (Neb. Rev. Stat. §83-417). The person with whom she is accused of interacting is currently on parole supervision.

Eliker has been employed by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since August 20, 2012. Her only location of...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-16)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

March 21, 2022 (Omaha, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O). Deonte Hill #210844 was seen on security video leaving the facility earlier this evening. Shortly afterward, he disabled the electronic monitoring device he was wearing near 33rd and Curtis Avenue.

Hill started his sentence December 19, 2019. He was sentenced to four to eight years on a charge of robbery out of Douglas County. He has...Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (22-15)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

March 19, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing last month from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested in Scottsbluff. Authorities say they located John Nereson #211183 while investigating a report of someone living near a storage center. Scottsbluff police arrested him on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Nereson disappeared on February 24, 2022 after leaving CCC-L and walking toward a bus stop. His sentence started on February 18, 2020. Nereson...Read more

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