Inmates Walk Away from Work Assignment, On the Loose

Photo courtesy NDOC.
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RENO, NV - Two inmates are on the loose after they walked away from their work assignment around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

The Nevada Department of Corrections reports inmates Dustin Cottiero and Corey Gomez walked away from their work assignment with the Nevada Division of Forestry around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday while they were working in the I-80 and McCarran area near Robb Drive.

Officials say the Nevada Highway Patrol, Sparks Police Department and Reno Police Department have been notified and are assisting the Nevada Department of Correction's Northern Nevada Correctional Center staff and Inspector General's Office in the search and apprehension of these two inmates.

Cottiero had been committed from Washoe County and incarcerated with NDOC since September 11, 2013. He was serving 12 to
36 months for attempted burglary.

Gomez was committed from Clark County and had been incarcerated with NDOC since July 1, 2013. He was serving 36 to 96 months for burglary and resisting a Public Officer with a weapon.

Both inmates were assigned to the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City.

Inmate Corey Gomez. Photo courtesy NDOC.
Inmate Dustin Cottiero. Photo courtesy NDOC.