Inmate back in custody after escaping from Omaha prison

Jonathan Walker-Hernandez

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – UPDATE: Jonathan Walker-Hernandez, who did not return to the Comunity Corrections Center-Omaha after work on Tuesday, is now in custody, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

Omaha Police officers took Walker-Hernandez into custody shortly after 6:00 p.m. near North 11th Street and Avenue H East.

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An inmate is missing from a correctional facility in Omaha.

Jonathan Walker-Hernandez did not return to the Community Corrections Center-Omaha after work on Tuesday, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

The facility is the least restrictive type in the state prison system. Lower-level offenders sent there can go to work, school or religious services without supervision.

Walker-Hernandez, 33, is a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds.

Anyone who knows where he may be is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

Walker-Hernandez started his sentence of two to three years in June 2021. He was convicted in Douglas County of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

He would have been eligible for parole in just over a month.

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