Inmate Death at TSCI

Inmate Death at TSCI


CONTACT Dawn-Renee Smith, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5713 |

April 28, 2018 (Tecumseh, Neb.) – Adrian Eagle Elk (29), inmate #64741, died on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Johnson County Hospital. He was assigned to the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.  

At approximately 7:00 a.m., staff members observed Eagle Elk unresponsive in his cell from an apparent suicide attempt. They immediately initiated CPR; Eagle Elk was transferred to the local hospital via emergency responders, where he was pronounced dead at 7:58 a.m.

Eagle Elk was serving a sentence of 24 to 39 years for charges in Scottsbluff County. He was convicted of one count first degree assault, three counts second degree assault, one count escape using force/deadly weapon and one count third degree assault. His sentence began 09/07/2006. His parole eligibility date was 03/28/2018 and his tentative release date was 10/27/2025.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the death. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.