Details released in arrest of C.R.C. escapee; faces drug, shoplifting charges

Colton M Decroo (courtesy of the Casper Police Dept.)

Details have been released in the February 1st arrest of a suspect who was wanted after allegedly walking away from the Casper Re-Entry facility.

According to police records, 28-year-old Colton M Decroo was arrested on February 1st, 2019, and was booked on recommended charges of Shoplifting, Methamphetamine Possession, a hold for Casper Re-Entry Center, a hold for Probation and Parole, as well as other criminal warrants.

Casper Police Department officials say that officers received a report from the 2nd Street Walmart in Casper, reporting that Decroo was inside the store.

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Police note in an affidavit that Decroo had several arrest warrants, including one for felony Escape.

Police arrived on scene and were told that Decroo was at the customer service desk and accused him of attempting a fraudulent return.

The affidavit says that when Decroo spotted officers he attempted to flee, but was captured and taken into custody by officers.

During the investigation, officers report that Decroo informed them that he had methamphetamine inside a crumpled up receipt, on his person. He is further said to have told officers that he had snorted approximately two grams of methamphetamine before entering the store.

Officers secured the receipt and report finding a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.

Police say that store personnel provided video footage, that allegedly showed Decroo returning items for cash, that he had not purchased.

Decroo was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.