NHP captures inmate who walked away from Carson prison camp

March 10, 2018

This booking photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Gregory Mills, 27, shortly after he was convicted of burglary in August 2017. Mills walked away from a state prison camp on Thursday, March 8,2018, in Carson City, Nev., but was captured hours later by the Nevada Highway Patrol. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol has captured an inmate who walked away from a state prison camp in Carson City.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reported that 27-year-old Gregory Mills had left the northern Nevada Correction Center Work Camp on Carson’s south side Thursday morning while wearing his blue prison uniform.

He was serving a 30- to 96-month sentence for an August 2017 burglary conviction in Washoe County.

NHP Sgt. Bill Murwin spotted Mills in the blue shirt and jeans near a gas station on Research Way about 6 miles away while driving in the area at about 7:40 a.m. Thursday.

Murwin says he made contact with the suspect who allegedly told him he didn’t have any identification and then provided a false name and birth date. Mills subsequently was taken into custody and returned to the prison camp.

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