Tattooed Nevada Convict Recaptured

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A prison camp escapee who has the words
"convict" and "guilty" tattooed on his head and neck has been recaptured in Reno after a week on the run, authorities said Wednesday.

Erik Houser, 28, walked away Feb. 6 from a low-security prison camp in Elko County. Another camp inmate, Lee Duckett, 23, fled with Houser and remains at large.

Department of Corrections spokesman Greg Smith said Houser, picked up Tuesday night by Reno police, now will face a felony escape charge that typically results in a sentence of one to six years, running consecutively to an inmate's original sentence.

Houser had been serving time for convictions in Washoe County for possession of a stolen vehicle and of a firearm by an ex-felon.

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