NEWCASTLE — Inmate James Michael Kennah was apprehended after about an hour after escaping from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle around 2:53 p.m. Monday, June 24. The Wyoming Highway Patrol took him into custody shortly after 4 p.m.
Kennah is serving a three- to six-year sentence for buying or receiving stolen property value $500 or more. He was sentenced in 2019 out of Campbell County.
Kennah was witnessed running down Highway 85 heading south toward Newcastle, according to a press release. 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.
Even after Kennah’s recapture, the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, a minimum facility, is currently on full lock-down status. By policy, the Wyoming Department of Corrections will conduct an internal investigation.