Murder suspect back in Omaha

A Nebraska man who escaped from jail in Arkansas is back behind bars, this time in Omaha.
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 8:35 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A suspect in an August murder has been extradited back to Omaha, but getting him to the city was not easy.

Wuanya Smith, 20, is accused of killing 20-year-old Anthony Collins III on Aug. 12.

Police said Smith fled the city and was eventually captured in Benton, Ark.

Wuanya Smith, 20.
Wuanya Smith, 20.(PHOTO: Omaha Police Department)

However, Smith escaped while being held in the Saline County, Ark., jail. He was eventually found at a residence in Little Rock.

Smith is expected to face charges of second-degree murder, use of a gun to commit a felony, possession of a gun by a prohibited person, and violation of probation.

He was also booked for an unrelated charge of accessory to a felony, which is related to a 2021 incident in which he allegedly fled from police during an attempted traffic stop.