Missing Community Corrections inmate arrested in Plymouth

BEATRICE – A missing Nebraska Community Corrections inmate has been captured in Plymouth.  State corrections officials say 40-year-old Armando Lerma was taken into custody Thursday and was being held in the Lancaster County Jail.

Lerma had failed to return to the Lincoln Community Corrections Center following a job assignment, May 12th

Lerma started a Gage County sentence May 20th of 2020…a three-year prison term for marijuana and methamphetamine convictions and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.  He was tentatively scheduled for release November 17th.

The Community Corrections Center of Lincoln is one of two facilities in Nebraska considered the lowest custody level and least restrictive.  Inmates can participate in work opportunities or attend school or church services with prior approval, without direct supervision.