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UPDATE: Escaped fire camp inmate back in custody

Posted at 8:23 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-15 19:06:00-04

JULY 15 UPDATE: The inmate that walked away from a fire camp was located on July 14 around 5 p.m. at a residence in Ryndon, Nevada.

Officers established a perimeter around the residence and knocked on the door. Jordan Shane Reger tried to escape through the back, but quickly surrendered without incident.

Reger was booked into Elko County Jail and will be returning to NDOC custody later this week.


The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) is reporting that early this morning a minimum security inmate, Jordan Shane Redger (#1177586),  walked away from a fire camp located near Elko. 

The inmates were employed fighting the Tabor Flats fire which started in Elko County yesterday.

Redger was serving 12 to 36 months for Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.  He was last seen late last night at the camp but was discovered missing approximately 5 a.m this morning when he didn’t show up for breakfast.
Description: Redger is 5-feet,11-inches, 160 lbs, with brown eyes, brown hair and wears a goatee like in this photo.  He was last seen wearing dark blue clothing and black work boots.  He has “Momma Tried” tattooed on his left arm, “KAT573” on his right arm, and his last name tattooed on his back.

Anyone with information on whereabouts of Jordan Shane Redger, please contact 911 or their local law enforcement agency.