The SWAT Team was called out to a North Reno neighborhood Monday, but came up empty handed.
Authorities rushed to a house at McCloud and Fife around 10:30 a.m. after receiving a tip that an escaped inmate was at the location.
After hours of waiting and encouraging anyone inside to exit, the SWAT Team entered the house. Authorities say alleged escapee Richard Thomas walked away from a work program. Law enforcement says he may have been serving time for a motor vehicle crime.
Richard Thomas is 27, white, and has blond hair and brown eyes. He also has tattoos of a skull and woman on his upper right arm.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Reno Police.