Missing Nebraska inmate caught because of expired vehicle registration

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A missing inmate eluded law enforcement for three months, until she was caught driving a vehicle with an expired registration.

Danielle Zelazny was pulled over in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Wednesday, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

She was arrested on new charges, including possession of drugs/paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.

Zelazny, an inmate at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, was downtown for an appointment on Sept. 28, when she “slipped away,” the department said.

Zelazny had only been in prison for three months. She had been sentenced to two to four years for a burglary charge in Lancaster County.

This was the second time in as many days that a missing Nebraska inmate was found in Council Bluffs.

Keith Duckett, who was also in the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, was arrested on Tuesday.

The facility is the least restrictive type in the state prison system. Inmates are allowed to go to work, school or religious services unsupervised.

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