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Department of Corrections searching for missing inmate

Posted at 10:37 AM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 11:37:33-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Authorities are searching for a missing prison inmate.

State corrections officials say workers at the Omaha corrections center discovered 38-year-old Katara Smith missing just before six Tuesday evening.

Smith is serving a 21 to 27-year sentence for robbery and assault.

His tentative release date is December 2020... with a parole hearing set for July.

Anyone with knowledge of Smith’s whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.