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Suspect accused of CRC escape bound over to District Court

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CASPER, Wyo. —  A man accused of checking out of the Casper Re-entry Center for a scheduled work release then failing to return will have his case bound over to District Court.

“Casper Re-Entry Center escapee Levi Rocky Miller is in custody.  Thanks to the Casper Police Department who located and arrested Miller,” NCSO officials said in a written statement following Miller’s arrest on April 15, 2021. “At the time of his arrest, Miller was hiding/sleeping in a shed behind a house in Casper.”

The suspect had been serving a four-and-a-half-to-five year sentence on an original charge of Stalking from Natrona County District Court.  

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The suspect, identified in District Court Documents as Levi Rocky Miller, reportedly arrived at CRC on November 4, 2020. Miller is accused of leaving CRC for a work release at 12:45 pm on March 27, 2021 and failing to return to CRC by approximately 12:00 midnight, the following morning.

A felony charge of Escape has been made against Miller. The charge carries a potential penalty of not more than 10 years in prison.

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. 

Miller’s original stalking charge stems from a disposition of “guilty” that was entered on a single felony Stalking charge from 2020, according to District Court records. In the case Miller was accused of violating a protection order that had been placed against Miller by another individual.

It was claimed that the suspect attempted to contact the individual multiple times from the Natrona County Detention Center phone lines, while Miller was an inmate. It was further alleged that he also contacted third parties, attempting to pass messages to the individual with the restraining order.

Miller was ultimately given the 4-and-a-half-to-five year sentence. On October 13, 2020 he was placed on a period of probation or three years, following his guilty plea to the stalking charge.

Paperwork has been filed in Natrona County District Court requesting the revocation of Miller’s probation on the 2020 case.