Jan 07, 2020 3:27 PM

Authorities seeking inmate who didn't return from job hunt

Posted Jan 07, 2020 3:27 PM

An inmate who'd been given permission to leave the state's Community Corrections Center-Lincoln so he could find a job has not returned.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says Lincoln police were notified that Anthony Durand had not returned by 5 p.m. Monday.

The department also says Durand managed to remove the monitoring device he was wearing.

A prisons spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that she had no new information about Durand.

Durand started serving his three-year prison sentence on Sept. 18 last year. He'd been charged with methamphetamine possession, theft and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. 

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Man gets 6 months in jail for pot delivery to prison inmate

An Omaha man has been sentenced for smuggling marijuana to an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.

Court records say Robert Trelles was sentenced Monday to six months in jail. He'd pleaded no contest to conveyance of an article to an inmate.

In 2017 Trelles went on trial for the June 5, 2015, incident, which was caught on security video during visiting hours.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that he was granted a mistrial because the prosecutor hadn't disclosed information about prison staffers being alerted that Trelles needed to be watched during the visit.