LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Corrections captured a missing offender Thursday morning after he walked away from a DMV appointment in Las Vegas and didn’t return to his assigned transitional housing on Tuesday, the department said.
NDOC said Munoz was taken into custody around 9 a.m. in Las Vegas.
Roberto Munoz, 51, was reported missing by NDOC Wednesday morning. The department said he was determined missing Tuesday after an emergency 1 p.m. head count.
Munoz was last seen at a bus stop on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has a 1-inch scar above both eyes.
His tattoos include:
- “Teagan” on his neck
- Jesus with prayer hands, a cross, and a rosary on his left forearm
- “Amber” with hearts on his right forearm
- “Juanita” on his chest
- “Tammy” on his right foot.
Munoz arrived at NDOC in January 2022 from Washoe County and was serving a sentence of 57 months to 12 years for three counts of grand larceny and one count of possessing a stolen vehicle.
He is considered a trusty offender, which means he is “allowed movement for the purpose of a work assignment outside of a secured perimeter without direct supervision,” according to NDOC.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately.