Carlin Escapee Caught Near Winnemucca

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Freedom was brief for a man who escaped from the Carlin Conservation Camp over the weekend, and he was recaptured because he broke the law.

Michael Bills, 26, who fled the conservation Camp Saturday evening, was stopped for speeding shortly after noon Sunday on Interstate-80, 18 miles east of Winnemucca.

He was caught along with Sara Kenyon, 28, who is charged with assisting in Bills' escape.

Trooper Dean Buell said he stopped the van which was traveling 12 miles an hour over the 75 mph limit on the interstate.

He called for a cover unit and Trooper Rocky Gonzalez, who was traveling in an unmarked Highway Patrol vehicle approximately one mile away, came to his assistance.

Bills, who was serving a 1-to-6-year sentence for possession of a stolen vehicle in Washoe County, is charged with escape, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in the van. He's being held without bail.

His girlfriend is charged with aiding in the escape of a prisoner and is held under $10,000 bail.

Another weekend escapee from a minimum-security camp remained on the loose Monday.

Jacob Swift went missing Saturday night from the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City, where he was serving a 3-to-10-year sentence for a Washoe County robbery.


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