Washoe County deputies nab escape inmate

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Updated: 4/18/2013 4:43 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have captured an escape inmate south of Reno.

Deputy Armando Avina says 33-year-old Williamson Lowery walked away unnoticed from a work detail job near Davis Creek Park about 9 a.m. Thursday.

He turned his orange inmate suit inside out and wandered through a residential area for about an hour before authorities apprehended him in Washoe Valley.

Avina told the Reno Gazette-Journal inmates on the work crews collect trash and pull weeds under the direction of a park ranger. He says they are carefully screened and must not have any history of violence.

Lowery originally was arrested by Reno police March 2 on an open container charge. Avina says he may face an additional felony escape charge and he won't be allowed on any work crews.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com


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2sleepy - 4/18/2013 2:57 PM
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oh yes, good old "tough on crime" Nevada give some idiot a felony charge who got caught with an open container a felony and walked away from a work crew. He must be public enemy #1. Nevada just can't figure out enough ways to put people in prison- what a miserable state this is.

Kramer - 4/18/2013 2:17 PM
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1) escape(d)inmate, not the keypad stroke 2) work detail, not "job" 3) maybe he likes the food. I question NV statutes, whereupon a social problem inmate is potentially a felon. A plea is No Bargain, dag-nabbit U silly wabbit

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