Man detained Friday after escaping law enforcement custody

(Lander, WY) – 47-year-old Riverton man Jon Treadway escaped from the custody of the Sheriff’s Office Thursday evening, after being arrested for an incident in Riverton earlier that day.

The escape occurred while Treadway was being transported from the Lander Hospital to the Fremont County Detention Center.

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Treadway was detained the next morning, Friday, September 17th, after a multi-agency search, and now faces multiple pending charges.

An officer was injured during the incident, but is expecting to make a full recovery.

The full release from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is below.

On September 16, 2021, a 47-year-old Riverton man (Jon Treadway) escaped from the custody of the Sheriff’s Office while at the Lander Hospital. Mr. Treadway had been transported to the Hospital following his arrest in Riverton after an incident with the Riverton Police Department.”

At around 9:00 pm on the evening of September 16, 2021, as Mr. Treadway was being discharged to be transported back to the Fremont County Detention center, he broke away from a Deputy and fled from the Emergency room on foot. The Deputy gave chase, but was injured in the pursuit and Mr. Treadway escaped.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies began searching for Mr. Treadway, with assistance from the Lander Police Department, the Riverton Police Department, the Shoshoni Police Department, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Mr. Treadway was eventually apprehended at around in the 8:30 am on September 17, 2021in the 100 block of Canyon Street in Lander, by Lander Police Department Officers.”

The Deputy that was injured in the pursuit has a broken arm but is expected to make a full recovery. Multiple charges are pending against Mr. Treadway.

County 10 will provide more details on this case as they become available, which can be found here.

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