Inmate in Douglas County Found Dead

Jackie Mora

Inmate in Douglas County Found Dead

CREATED Aug. 21, 2013

Omaha, NE-  An inmate at the Douglas County Department of Correction has been found dead.  

On Wednesday at 8 a.m., Robert Basten, 65, of Zwingle, Iowa, was found unresponsive in his room in a housing unit of the Douglas County Department of Corrections.  Omaha Fire and Rescue personnel responded.  Mr. Basten was pronounced deceased.
 
Basten entered the Douglas County Department of Corrections on May 2, 2013. He was being held on $25,000 bond, charged with flight to avoid arrest in Douglas County. He also had pending charges from Dodge County for flight to avoid arrest, theft of services, and willful reckless driving.

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