Convicted murderer caught in Lincoln after rear-ending a semi, according to police

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Police Department says a convicted murderer facing the possibility of life imprisonment is back in custody after he hit a semi.

Christopher Manzer went to work on Wednesday and then didn’t return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

Authorities said they also discovered that his electronic monitoring device had been removed.

An alert was sent out right around the same time that Manzer was found.

Lincoln Police say he rear-ended a semi near 13th Street and Highway 2 a little after 9 p.m., hurting himself in the process.

The 47-year-old was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and was back in custody as of Thursday morning.  Police say the driver of the semi is OK.

Manzer is now facing additional charges, as police say he gave them bad information when they caught up to him and also resisted arrest.

He started his sentence in 1993 on charges out of Pierce County that included second-degree murder, assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

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