Man sentenced for kidnapping, stabbing ex

Posted at 4:58 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 19:29:52-04

An Omaha man is sentenced in a terrifying case of kidnapping where an angry ex-boyfriend takes a woman from work at knifepoint threatening to kill her.  Prosecutors say the victim came within centimeters of losing her life.

Friday afternoon Dylan Doebelin, 24, is sentenced to 72-150 years in prison after pleading guilty to six felonies including attempted kidnapping, 1st degree assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and terroristic threats.

With “Goodtime” he'll be eligible for parole in 36 years, and have to be released in 75.

In July 2015, Doebelin went to the in-home daycare where his ex, Nicole Cswerko, was working near 156th & Chandler Rd.  Doebelin pushed his way into the home and grabbed Nicole at knifepoint, stabbed her while driving away and after she tried to get away from him.  Good Samaritans helped stop Doebelin while Nicole got help from a deputy.

"Unfortunately many people say things they never intend to following through, they're just words.  Obviously this culminated in an actual event but he didn't come armed, there was not weapons on him or in his vehicle and it's just the fact there is the knife right there on the table when he was in the home and it was spontaneous and he grabbed it and everything went downhill from there fast,’ his defense attorney, Glenn Shapiro, explained.

Prosecutors say Doebelin's violence towards girlfriends started in 2010 when he was convicted on various charges multiple times, but was released from parole months before the 2015 attack.

"When you look at that pattern that's incredibly concerning because then you jump forward to this event and the fact that he says, ‘Whether I'm 30 or 40 or it's 30 or 40 years from now I'm going to get you and your family,’" said Sarpy County Deputy Attorney Tricia Freeman.
The judge said his history showed he had chances to change but didn't, and would've done absolutely anything to carry out his crimes.

"For what it's worth, I am sorry to the victim and her family, and even my family," Doebelin told the court.

Along with his lengthy sentence he will also likely get mental health treatment in prison.