Search For Escaped Inmate

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Authorities are still looking for an inmate who escaped from St. Mary's Regional Medical Center Thursday evening, while getting treatment.

Authorities responded to the Reno Hospital just after 5:00 in the afternoon, looking for the prisoner who escaped, when he asked to use the restroom.

He is 19-year-old Nicholas Edward Sanchez. Hospital officials say, despite the escape, Sanchez never posed a threat to patients.

The Sheriff's Despartment says Sanchez was facing misdemeanor drug charges, but could now be charged with felony escape charges.