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Person of interest in Natrona County double homicide arrested

A person of interest notice for Luke Thomas Young in connection of a double-homicide late Tuesday in Natrona County. (NCSO)

CASPER, Wyo. — Luke Thomas Young was arrested on an outstanding warrant and remains a person of interest in an ongoing investigation of double homicide Tuesday night, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

“At this time there is no ongoing threat to the public,” the NCSO reported at 3:10 p.m. “We’d like to acknowledge and thank our many vigilant citizens who reported valuable information to 9-1-1 Dispatchers and our Investigations Division.”

The investigation is still active, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information related to this investigation to contact the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at 307-235-9282 to make a report.

Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming by calling 307-577-8477 or visiting crime-stoppers.com. Information reported through Crime Stoppers that assists the investigation may be eligible for a cash reward.

Young was reported as an escapee from work release in Gillette on Aug. 4, according to a warrant issued by the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

According to court records, Young was serving 3–5 years in prison after being convicted in March 2021 for manufacture or delivery of a schedule I or II narcotic. After serving time in the Wyoming Medium Corrections Facility and other state facilities, he was placed in the Adult Community Corrections program with the Volunteers of America in Gillette on June 24, 2022.

On Aug. 4, Young was reported absent with no intention to return, and a warrant was issued by the WDOC for his return on Aug. 5.

NOTE: The Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Daniel Shannon issued an order for Young’s return August 5. A warrant for Young’s arrest were filed with the Sixth Judicial District on August 9.