Man who firebombed the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office attempted escape in Casper

(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 state charges. “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* #dally #oilcity #news