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UPDATE: Man who jumped from window, ran during apartment fire was missing Omaha correctional facility inmate

Park and Shirley
Posted at 4:30 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 15:28:11-04

UPDATE: 6/30/2022 10:45

An apartment building at Park Avenue and Shirley Street caught fire early Wednesday afternoon. A man who jumped from a third-floor window during the fire was identified as an inmate missing from the Community Corrections Center – Omaha (CCC-O).

Thirty-year-old Tyler Williams jumped from a third-floor window and allegedly fled the scene, according to a report from the fire department. He collapsed, according to OFD, and was placed into custody. The OFD report says that Williams was "wanted for escape from custody." He was transported to the hospital and police officers say he had multiple cuts as a result of falling from the window. No one else was injured in the fire.

Williams left CCC-O on Friday, according to the Department of Correctional Services (NDCS).

"He was sentenced to six to 12 years on charges out of Douglas County that include possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of a deadly weapon by a felon/fugitive. He has a parole eligibility date of July 23, 2022 and a tentative release date of July 23, 2025," NDCS said in a press release.

The acting battalion chief on the scene from the Omaha Fire Department stated that the cause of the fire is unknown at this point.

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