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Man escapes from community custody facility in Lincoln

Man escapes from community custody facility in Lincoln

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Edgar Vidales-Ramirez, 28, who was serving time for assault by strangulation, child abuse and escape, has walked away from a community custody facility.

Vidales-Ramirez left the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the Nebraska Department of Corrections.

Edgar Vidales-Ramirez

Edgar Vidales-Ramirez

He was serving a three-year sentence and was just a month away from his tentative release date of Dec. 18, according to corrections.

The assault for which he was convicted took place in Douglas County, according to the department. He began serving his sentence June 29, 2020.

Anyone with information on Vidales-Ramirez's location is asked to call local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

Community custody is the lowest and least-restrictive level of custody.

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