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UPDATE: Missing inmate found walking on U.S. 50

Nevada officials searching for missing inmate
Nevada officials searching for missing inmate
Posted at 11:20 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 16:44:59-04

UPDATE 1:40 P.M.: The Nevada Department of Corrections Inspector General’s Investigators located Billy Williamson on foot at approximately noon near U.S. 50 heading toward Lake Tahoe. He was taken into custody without incident and is being returned to Northern Nevada Correctional Center.


The Nevada Department of Corrections is looking for an inmate who went missing from his bunk early Tuesday morning.

Around 1 a.m., 28-year-old Billy Joe Williamson II was discovered missing from his bunk at the Stewart Conservation Camp located in Carson City. He was last seen sleeping on his bunk at the camp around midnight.

Williamson was serving 12 to 30 months for attempted grand larceny of a motor vehicle after being convicted in Washoe County in 2017. 

He was last seen with his hair in dreadlocks but may have cut them off. Williamson may still be wearing inmate clothing consisting of blue jeans, a white tee and blue button down shirt.

Williamson has a number of tattoos. The most noticeable are the red lips on his upper left side of his face. He has the words “Brittinese” and “Breana Faye” in script on both sides of his neck as well as many other tattoos on his arms and elsewhere. Williamson is 6 feet 1 inches tall, 190 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair with a fair complexion.

A retake warrant has been issued. Anyone with information on whereabouts of Williamson II, please contact 911 or their local law enforcement agency.