Lincoln man with long rap sheet lands in prison again


Travis J. Nyhoff

Courtesy: Lincoln Police Department

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Lincoln man will spend 10 years behind bars for his latest run-in with the law.

Travis J. Nyhoff, 41, was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

On Sept. 21, 2021, Lincoln Police saw Nyhoff, who had multiple warrants for his arrest, walking on a sidewalk.

They approached him at a gas station, arrested him and searched him.

He had a glass meth pipe with residue, and in his backpack, officers found 1.4 kilograms of meth and a digital scale with meth residue.

Nyhoff already had a long rap sheet before this arrest, and 2010 was especially eventful.

In June of that year, he punched a police officer who pulled him over.

Two months later, Nyhoff broke into a Lincoln home and tried to steal thousands of dollars’ worth of items.

For those offenses, he served almost a decade in prison, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

He was released in December 2020, less than a year before he would again find himself in handcuffs.

After his new prison sentence, Nyhoff will spend five years on post-supervised release.

There is no parole in the federal system.

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