Randall Carr

Randall Carr

CHEYENNE – An inmate at the Laramie County Detention Center who briefly escaped from custody in January pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Randall Carr escaped custody Jan. 9 while working as an inmate laborer at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. He had been in the jail since being sentenced for misdemeanor domestic battery and reckless endangerment, and was originally scheduled to be released on Jan. 22, 2020.

As part of the plea deal, Carr pleaded guilty to one felony charge of escape relating to a misdemeanor conviction, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail.

Carr had a felony charge of conspiracy to escape a misdemeanor conviction dropped as part of the deal, and the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office agreed to seek a jail sentence between 18 and 36 months that would run concurrent with his previous conviction.

According to court documents, when Carr learned he would be working at the animal shelter on Jan. 9, he began to plan an escape. He discussed security with two other inmates who had previously worked as inmates at the shelter, and the pair agreed to help Carr escape.

Carr also had arranged to be picked up at the animal shelter by an estranged girlfriend, Jasmine Lieurance, as part of his escape.

On Jan. 9, Carr went through with the plan and was picked up by Lieurance around 1 p.m. He changed clothes in the car while being driven to the Arby’s on West College Drive. He was alerted by a friend that Laramie County sheriff’s deputies were searching for him, and Carr then fled on foot.

He was captured a short time later by deputies. Lieurance pleaded not guilty in February to charges related to allegedly helping Carr escape.

Ramsey Scott is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s state government reporter. He can be reached at 307-633-3124 or rscott@wyomingnews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RamseyWyoming.

Ramsey Scott is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s state government reporter. He can be reached at 307-633-3124 or rscott@wyomingnews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RamseyWyoming.

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