Gov. Sisolak on inmate who escaped Nevada prison Friday night: “This is unacceptable”

Inmate serving life sentence for Luxor parking garage bombing
Tuesday afternoon Gov. Steve Sisolak released the following statement regarding a high-profile inmate who escaped Southern Desert Correctional Center.
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 1:24 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 at 7:09 PM PDT
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UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon Gov. Steve Sisolak released the following statement regarding a high-profile inmate who escaped Southern Desert Correctional Center.

Sisolak says upon further investigation, officers now believe Porfirio Duarte-Herrera went missing early in the weekend.

Nevada Department of Corrections released an update Tuesday just after 6 p.m. confirming the inmate has been unaccounted for since Friday evening.

As previously reported, Duarte-Herrera was determined missing during a 7 a.m. scheduled count Tuesday morning, according to officials.

The correctional facility was placed on a full lockdown thereafter. Officials say further escape procedures were initiated at approximately 8 a.m.

NDOC says Duarte-Herrera is considered dangerous based on his previous conviction.

If you have any information on his whereabouts you are urged to contact 911.

This is a developing story.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Nevada Department of Corrections announced Tuesday that an inmate who was serving a life sentence has escaped from a facility in Indian Springs.

According to a news release, medium-security inmate Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, was determined missing from Southern Desert Correctional Center during the 7 a.m. scheduled count.

Authorities say escape procedures were initiated approximately 8 a.m., and search teams remain in effect.

According to the release, Duarte-Herrera arrived at the Nevada Department of Corrections on February 18, 2010, from Clark County. He is serving a life sentence for murder with use of deadly weapon.

According to AP, Duarte-Herrera was sentenced to life after a May 2007 bombing in the parking garage of the Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip, killing 27-year-old Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio.

FOX News reports that Duarte-Herrera was also found guilty of attempted murder, bomb-making, bomb possession and destruction of property in a 2006 Halloween blast that destroyed a parked pickup truck outside a Home Depot store east of downtown Las Vegas.

According to the release, Duarte-Herrera arrived at the Nevada Department of Corrections on February 18, 2010, from Clark County. He is serving a sentenceof life sentence for murder with use of deadly weapon.

Authorities described him as 5-feet, 4-inches tall, 135 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He has no tattoos reported.

NDOC says a retake warrant has been issued. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Duarte-Herreras hould immediately call 911.