The Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building and Courthouse in Casper. (

The Ewing T. Kerr Federal Building and Courthouse in Casper. 

(Casper, Wyo.)  - Twenty-one year-old Garrett Blackburn of Arapahoe was sentenced Wednesday in U. S. District Court at Casper on the charge of Escape from Custody. Blackburn was ordered to serve 13 months imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, according to Christopher “Kip” Crofts, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming.

Blackburn had previously been sentenced to 16 months incarceration following his conviction for a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Blackburn was transferred from the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colo., to the Volunteers of America Community Corrections Center (VOACCC) in Gillette to complete his period of imprisonment. At the time of his escape from VOACCC, Blackburn had approximately nine weeks left to serve on his original sentence.

For this offense, Blackburn was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.