Both WHCC Escapees Now in Custody

WDOC 10-1-19

The Wyoming Department of Corrections has confirmed that escaped inmate Jason Green has been apprehended Mesquite, Texas.  Inmate Robert Simpson remains at large and is potentially still in the Mesquite and greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.    

According to a public safety announcement on the Mesquite Police Department’s Facebook page, police responded to a suspicious person call in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 29.  Police observed two individuals running from the location on foot.  Green was captured but the other individual (believed to be Simpson) got away. 

Simpson and Green escaped from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle, Wyoming on Sunday, September 22.  It is believed the inmates stole a city truck in Newcastle and drove to Laramie, Wyoming that night.  They abandoned the truck at a roofing company in Laramie and may have stolen a black Subaru near that location. 

Simpson is five foot, ten inches, approximately 165 lbs, blond hair and blue eyes.   He is 30 years old.  He has a scar on the bridge of his nose, on right forearm, and on the left hand. He has a tattoo of a domino and hell cat on his right arm with other tattoos on his chest, abdomen and back. He was last seen with a beard and sometimes has black eye glasses. 

Texas authorities have asked that anyone with information about the location of Robert Simpson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS; or contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.

The whereabouts of “Shadow”, a black lab-mix that Simpson stole from the Wyoming Honor Camp’s Project LOVED canine program, remains unknown. 

It’s not certain at this time when Green will be returned to Wyoming and what additional charges he will face.  Prior to their escape Green was serving a 3-8 year sentence for Larceny and Simpson was serving a 5-15 year sentence for Aggravated Burglary with a weapon. 

Update: Texas law-enforcement officials have confirmed with the Wyoming Department of Corrections that escaped inmate Robert Simpson was apprehended in Dallas on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  Further details of Simpson’s capture are not yet available. 

Simpson and Jason Green escaped from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) in Newcastle, Wyoming on September 22, 2019.  Green was apprehended by police in Mesquite, Texas the following Sunday, September 29.    

The status of “Shadow”, a dog that Simpson stole from the Wyoming Honor Camp’s Project LOVED canine program, is unknown at this time. 

It’s not certain at this time when Simpson and Green will be returned to Wyoming and what additional charges they will face.  Prior to their escape Green was serving a 3-8 year sentence for Larceny and Simpson was serving a 5-15 year sentence for Aggravated Burglary with a weapon. 

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