Sheriff’s Deputy Captures Casper Re-Entry Center Escapee
A Natrona County Sheriff’s deputy on Monday took into custody a man who escaped from the Casper Re-Entry Center last week, sheriff's investigator Taylor Courtney said Tuesday.
Levi Chancellor, 24, was reported as an escapee on Friday evening after he did not return to the CRC as scheduled Friday afternoon.
About 11:30 p.m. Monday, a deputy patrolling Casper Mountain noticed a car on Burke Road with several people, including one whose head was hanging out from the car's window, Courtney said.
The deputy went to the car to see if the people were in trouble or possibly engaging in some illegal activity, Courtney said.
The deputy asked for identification, and Chancellor gave him a false name.
The deputy asked him to step outside the car, and that's when Chancellor identified himself as the one who escaped from the CRC.
He was taken into custody and charged with escape, which is a felony, Courtney said.
Last year, Chancellor was sentenced in Fremont County District Court for delivery of methamphetamine.