Inmate back in custody after walking from fire camp near Elko

Photo courtesy: Nevada Department of Corrections

A minimum security inmate who walked away from a fire camp in Elko on Wednesday morning is back in custody, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.

The two-day investigation resulted in authorities locating 27-year-old Jordan Shane Redger in a residence in Ryndon on Friday, July 14, at approximately 5 p.m.

Officials say Redger initially tried to escape through the back of the residence but quickly surrendered without incident.

Redger was booked into the Elko County Jail for the retake warrant and will be returning to NDOC custody after arraignment this week.

The fire camp Redger walked away from was situated near I-80 at the Deeth exit between Wells and Elko.

At the time, inmates were employed fighting the Tabor Flats Fire, which started in Elko County on Tuesday, July 11.

Redger arrived at NDOC from Elko County on May 5, 2017.

Redger was initially housed at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City. He was moved to Wells Conservation Camp on May 23, 2017. He was serving 12 to 36 months for grand larceny of a motor vehicle.

Authorities determined he had walked away from camp after he did not show up for breakfast on Wednesday morning. He was seen at the fire camp on Tuesday night.