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NDOC prison director resigns in wake of murderer’s escape

Nevada Department of Corrections Director Charles Daniels resigned effective Friday, according to Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Sisolak posted a statement to Twitter just after 9 a.m. announcing that he asked Daniels to resign after a murderer escaped to Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and nearly fled to Mexico.

The corrections department did not alert any other law enforcement to the escape until Tuesday.

Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, 42, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Metropolitan Police Department outside a bus stop at on North Eastern Avenue near Searles Avenue.

He escaped from Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs, NDOC said Tuesday.

Sisolak called the escape an “unacceptable breach of protocol” and said six prison employees have been placed on paid administrative leave for breaching security protocols.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at [email protected] or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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