Silver Springs prison escapee caught; one remains at large |

Silver Springs prison escapee caught; one remains at large

by F.T. Norton

One female prison escapee was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Searchlight, but another remains at large, a prison official said.

Robon Bruner, 29, was found about 2:45 p.m. in the same vehicle in which witnesses said they last saw her and inmate Veronica Peterson, 36, leaving the Silver Springs Conservation Camp on Monday.

A male was also taken into custody by officers of the Department of Corrections Inspector General’s Office, said Gregory Smith, assistant public information officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections. Peterson remains at large, he said.

The two were last seen about 4 p.m. outside the gates of the conservation camp getting into a blue Jeep Wrangler driven by a man. Both women were assigned as crew members of the Nevada Division of Forestry.

Bruner was serving 16 to 72 months on a burglary charge and would have gone before the parole board in September. Peterson was serving 12 to 36 months on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle and would have gone before the parole board in August. Both women were convicted out of Clark County.

Peterson is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with blond hair past her shoulders and blue eyes.

She also has several tattoos, including the name “Roni” on her left arm, a swastika with skull and tribal symbol on her left leg and the name “Mike” written on the outside of her left wrist.

One inmate was wearing blue jeans and a white shirt, and the other was wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

Anyone who has information on Peterson’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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