Missing Inmate From CCC-Lincoln Back In Custody Following Standoff In Columbus

LINCOLN–(KFOR Mar. 30)–Authorities say an inmate who didn’t return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln or his job from a lunch break last Thursday is now back in custody.

Following a 3-and-a-half hour standoff inside a Columbus home on Monday night, 37-year-old Eric Kluthe was taken in peacefully. The Community Corrections Center-Lincoln allows inmates to participate in work, school or religious services with prior approval and without direct supervision.

Kluthe has been serving a sentence for third-degree assault and strangulation in Platte County. He was set to be released on June 23.