(Casper, Wyo.) — Joel S. Elloitt, the man who firebombed the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office in June of 2014 tried to escape
from the Natrona County
Detention Center earlier this week.
"It was Joel Elliot who escaped," Natrona County Sheriff's Office Sgt.
Aaron Shatto confirmed today.
The NCSO continues to investigate the incident, and once the investigation
is complete, that office will forward the information over to the US
Attorney's Office and the District Attorney's Office for its review.
After being convicted this year in the June 2014 fire bombing of the at 179
Brooks Street, former Sheridan resident Joel S. Elliott was sentenced to 37
years in prison Friday (today).
Elliott will serve his time consecutive to time being served on separate
“I want to commend the ATF agents, Wyoming United States Attorney’s Office
and Sheridan Police Department for their outstanding investigation and
prosecution in this case. Elliott won’t be able to wreak any more havoc on
his community for a very long time,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Ken
Croke. “This substantial prison sentence should be a warning to anyone who
thinks arson is acceptable in any circumstance.”
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Sheridan Police
Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart S. Healy III.
*Feature photo Sheridan County Attorney’s Office after repairs done since
the July 2014 firebombing incident. / Pitchengine Communities*
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