Washoe County deputies nab escaped inmate

(AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have captured an escaped 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.


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