Detention center inmate makes a run for it in Pahrump


When a Desert View Hospital X-ray technician shouted to a Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputy, “she’s running, she’s running,” the chase was on for Nye County Detention Center inmate Brittany Lynn White, 24.

The incident, according to a sheriff’s office news release, occurred on Aug. 30, when the deputy escorted White to the radiology department to undergo X-rays.

During that time, White’s lower extremity restraints were removed in order to complete the X-ray procedure.

“As White was being X-rayed in one room, a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy was staged in an adjacent room where the X-ray technician was conducting the X-rays,” the release stated. “During the procedure, the X-ray technician walked into the room where White was and that’s when Brittany took off running.”

Brief freedom/long record

Once the technician advised the deputy that White was on the run, the deputy was able to capture her in the parking lot of the hospital and place her back into custody.

White was eventually discharged from the hospital and charged with escape by felony prisoner.

The public was never at any time in harm’s way as White was captured within one minute of her escape, the release stated.

In April of this year, White was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (schedules I and II), second offense and unlawful use of a controlled substance, all felonies.

White was also charged in October 2016 with being an accessory to burglary, which is a felony.

In July 2014, White was arrested with another individual and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, with other charges pending, according to reports.

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