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Missing Nebraska inmate arrested at Lincoln restaurant

June 9, 2020 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police arrested at a Lincoln restaurant an inmate who had walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, authorities said.

Viet Tran was found Monday night and taken to the prison system’s Diagnostic and Evaluation Center, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said.

Tran has served about eight years of a 13- to 26-year sentence for multiple convictions in Lancaster County, including theft by deception and disturbing the peace, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.

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Inmates at Community Corrections Center-Lincoln are permitted to work, attend school and religious services with prior approval and without direct supervision.

Tran has a parole hearing scheduled for Dec. 1.

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