Washoe County inmate back in custody after brief escape

Justin Kuhns
Justin Kuhns(The Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 7, 2023 at 1:05 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A Washoe County inmate is back in custody after a brief escape Tuesday morning.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Justin Kuhns was on the loose for about an hour.

Kuhns walked away from the minimum security inmate crew he was working with doing trash pickup and basic cleaning along Prater Way. Kuhns was located off of Clear Water Way, and he was taken into custody without incident.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says Kuhns walked away around 10:15 a.m.

An escape charge will be added to Kuhns’ record. He was serving 180 days for a probation violation for obtaining money under false pretenses and was due to be released on Saturday.