Man accused of standoff hoax arrested

Troy Smith

By:  Newsroom

Lincoln police say the suspect was arrested in Arkansas and brought back to Lincoln.

Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood says 23-year-old Troy Smith was extradited to Lincoln on Tuesday.  Flood says he was in Arkansas at a family member's home.

Police say Smith called 911 on March 27, and told police that a man was threatening to a woman and a child at a house in northwest Lincoln.  Officers responded to the home but found no one home.   Police determined the phone call was a hoax.   Police say an investigation led them to Smith as the suspect. 

Smith was arrested for making terroristic threats and on seven outstanding warrants, including failure to register as a sex offender.