Escaped Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp inmate apprehended

Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp inmate James Michael Kennah was on escape status from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle, Wyo. As of 4 p.m. June 24, he has been apprehended.

UPDATED at 4:51 p.m. June 24

NEWCASTLE – Inmate James Michael Kennah, an inmate from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle, who had been on escape status for approximately one hour, was apprehended shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019. 

Inmate Kennah was captured in Wright, Wyo.  He was taken into custody by the Wyoming Highway Patrol. 

The Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, a minimum facility, is currently on full lock-down status.  By policy, the Wyoming Department of Corrections will be conducting an internal investigation.

No further information is available at this time. 

Original story posted at 3:38 p.m. June 24

NEWCASTLE – Inmate James Michael Kennah is on escape status from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle, Wyo. as of 2:53 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019.

Kennah is 5 feet 8 inches tall and approximately 195 pounds. He is a caucasian, with brown hair, blue eyes and is 42 years old.

Inmate Kennah is serving a 3-6 year sentence for Buying, Receiving, Etc. Stolen Property Value $500 or more. He was sentenced in 2019 out of Campbell County. 

Inmate Kennah was witnessed running down HWY-85 heading south toward Newcastle. Local law enforcement was notified and area residents were alerted as soon as the escape was confirmed. Additional staff was called back to the facility, and a full facility search took place. The inmate was not found on-site.  Staff from other WDOC facilities are responding to assist in search efforts.

Inmate should not be approached. If seen, call local law enforcement immediately.

Further information and updates will be provided as available, from the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

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