An inmate, who is being sought by the Nevada Department of Corrections, prompted a reverse 911 call to Genoans after he was reportedly seen in the Genoa Bar on Wednesday afternoon.
James McDowell, 36, was identified from his mug shot by an employee at Mormon Station State Park and at the bar, where he was last seen at 3:30 p.m. with a woman wearing a black shirt and running shorts.
Douglas County deputies swarmed the town, and armed with McDowell’s mug shot asked picnickers and residents if they’d seen the escapee.
The reverse 911 was issued 5:22 p.m. to Genoa residents to be on the lookout for a man matching McDowell’s description. By 6:30 p.m., deputies had made their way out the town.
MacDowell is described as a 6-foot-tall white male adult, who was last seen wearing a white tank top. He is reported to have several tattoos. The woman he was with is described as 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds.
The Nevada Department of Corrections reported that late Tuesday night McDowell escaped from the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City.
McDowell is serving 15-48 months for grand larceny of motor vehicle from a Washoe County conviction. McDowell has been incarcerated since May 9, 2014.
Anyone seeing someone matching McDowell’s description is asked to call 911.