Attorney General Laxalt Announces Indictment of two Escaped Inmates for Home Invasion and Carjacking Charges

August 5, 2015

Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Cameron Castaneda, 23, and Jose Nuno, 32, both of Las Vegas, were indicted by a Clark County Grand Jury for two, unrelated escapes from the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center, and for possessing firearms and committing violent crimes. The Casa
Grande Transitional Housing Center is a minimum security prison operated by the Nevada Department of Corrections. Inmates assigned there may, with proper authorization, leave the facility to work or seek employment. The crimes were
committed between May and June 2015.

    According to the indictment, Castaneda is accused of possessing a firearm and was arrested in connection with a home invasion in Henderson, Nevada. He has additional related charges pending with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Nuno was arrested for a violent carjacking, and faces additional related state and federal charges.

      “My office is committed to ensuring the safety of our community,” said Laxalt. “Criminals who escape custody in order to commit violent crimes must face the consequences of their actions, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

        Castaneda is scheduled to appear for arraignment before Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez on August 12, 2015, while Nuno is scheduled for arraignment before Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Elissa Cadish on August 19, 2015.

          This case was investigated by the Nevada Department of Corrections, and is being prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Jamie Resch.

            Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.  To view the indictments of Cameron Castaneda and Jose Nuno, click on their respective links. To file a complaint with our office, click here.

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                            CASTANEDA, CAMERON    NUNO, JOSE                            

                 (Photos courtesy of the Nevada Department of Corrections)