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September 22, 2014

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Tonopah inmate recaptured after two days on the run

An inmate's dash for freedom from the Tonopah Conservation Camp didn't last long, but it was enough time for him to allegedly steal a vehicle and test its acceleration abilities.

The Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office captured 40-year-old Mark Nemeth shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, according to Nevada's Department of Corrections. Nemeth went missing at 5 a.m. Saturday from the minimum-custody facility, which is about 225 miles north of Las Vegas.

Officers arrested Nemeth and booked him into the Esmeralda County Jail on a retake warrant and the following new charges: possession of a stolen vehicle from Tonopah, failure to yield, speeding doing 90 mph in a 25-mph zone and damage to a stolen vehicle, authorities said.

Nemeth had been serving two 24- to 60-month sentences for attempted burglary and grand larceny, as well as a 12- to 96-month sentence for attempting to possess a financial forgery lab.

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