1. A person who, by force or fraud, rescues from lawful custody, or from an officer or person having him in lawful custody, a prisoner held upon a charge, arrest, commitment, conviction or sentence for felony is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
2. A person who rescues a prisoner held upon a charge, arrest, commitment, conviction or sentence for a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor shall be punished:
(a) Where a dangerous weapon is used in the course of the rescue, for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $5,000.
(b) Where no dangerous weapon is so used, for a misdemeanor.
Last modified: February 25, 2006