2 inmates indicted on escape, other charges

CARSON CITY — Arraignment dates have been set for two Southern Nevada inmates indicted by a Clark County grand jury on unrelated escape, weapon and other charges, the attorney general’s office said Thursday.

Cameron Castaneda, 23, and Jose Nuno, 32, both walked away from the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center in Las Vegas. Inmates assigned there are allowed, with authorization, to leave the minimum-security facility to work or seek employment.

Castaneda was indicted on three counts, including authorized absence constituting escape, possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a cellphone by an inmate.

Authorities said Castaneda also faces other charges filed by the Clark County district attorney’s office for a home invasion in Henderson.

Castaneda was scheduled for arraignment Aug. 12.

Nuno went missing from the center in February. He was indicted on four counts — unauthorized absence constituting escape, possession of a firearm and two counts of battering stemming from a carjacking in June.

Nuno will be arraigned on the indictment Aug.19.

The attorney general’s office said he faces additional related state and federal charges for the carjacking.

Contact Sandra Chereb at or 775-687-3901. Find her on Twitter: @SandraChereb


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