NDCS News Releases

NDCS News Releases

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 9, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Christopher Manzer #44660 failed to return to the facility today from his job in the community. The electronic monitoring device he had been wearing was removed.

Manzer started his sentence on July 29, 1993. He was sentenced 13 years and four months to life on charges out of Pierce County that include second degree murder, assault and...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 2, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) is back in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Krista Foley #392770 was arrested by the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, October 28. She disappeared on September 25, 2022 during a preapproved visit to a community church.

Foley started her sentence on October 27, 2021. She was sentenced to three years on a charge out of Douglas...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

November 2, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) has been arrested by the Omaha Police Department. Tabitha Viktora #392447 was taken into custody on October 27, 2022 and booked into the Douglas County Correctional Center. She disappeared from CCC-L on September 30, 2022 when she failed to return to the facility from her job in the community.

Viktora started her sentence on July 29 , 2020. She was sentenced to six...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 29, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Philip Garcia #87223, age 26, died today at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). His sentence started February 27, 2018. Garcia was serving a 26- to 46-year sentence for theft by unlawful taking, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and assault on a peace officer. All of the charges originated out of Scotts Bluff County.

The cause of death has not yet been determined. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 13, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) just over three months ago, is back in custody. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s office arrested Seth Straub (#212998) today.

Straub disappeared on July 1. He failed to return to the facility from his job in the community. Straub’s sentence started on April 6, 2021. He was sentenced three to five years on a charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition out of...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple/Chief of Staff

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

October 6, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Each and every day, team members at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) carry out the mission to keep people safe. Honors were given to the best of the best for their achievements in 2021 to mentor, provide leadership, customer and community service, training, and more at the department’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday October 5 at the Lancaster Education Center.

“This event has been and continues to be one of the...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 6, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – An inmate who went missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O) is in custody at the Douglas County Department of Corrections. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office arrested Matthew Hurich #80082 on Wednesday, September 28.

Hurich disappeared on September 22, when he left the facility with Clifford Brown #88039. Brown turned himself into the Omaha Police Department on September 26.

Hurich started his sentence on April 28,...Read more

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CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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

October 1, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Authorities have been notified about an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L). Tabitha Viktora #392447 failed to return to the facility last night from her job in the community.

Viktora started her sentence on July 29 , 2020. She was sentenced to six to 10 years on a charge of attempted robbery out of Douglas County. She has a parole eligibility date of January 14, 2023 and a tentative release date of January 11,...Read more

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