Nebraska inmate back in custody after two weeks on the loose

Keith Duckett
Courtesy: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Nebraska inmate who escaped from custody last month apparently made a run for the border — well, the Iowa border.

Keith Duckett was arrested Tuesday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, after more than two weeks on the lam, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

He disappeared from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln on Dec. 16, when he failed to return from work.

Duckett was sentenced in Douglas County for third-degree domestic assault, theft and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

He began his sentence of four to 10 years in April 2021. He was scheduled for a parole hearing next month.

The facility in Lincoln is the least restrictive type in the Nebraska prison system. Inmates can go to work, school and religious services without supervision.

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