Sheriff’s Tuesday Blotter: Wild Escape During Attempted Arrest; Detention Center now with 176 Total Inmates

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported over the past 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. on 5/11/22, the emergency dispatch center there had taken 33 calls for service. During that same time, the county’s ambulance service was dispatched 16 times and there was one fire department call. 

Two persons were booked into the detention center in Lander for charges including four misdemeanor charges. The detention center currently has 176 inmates that it is responsible for, with 171 in house and five inmates being housed outside of the facility. 

All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law:

There were no arrests by deputies in the past 24 hours.

Patrol Calls:

A resident on North Fork Road outside of Lander reported at 9:40  a.m. a theft of pills from their residence. 

Joshua Hensley driving a green Dodge shortbed eluded authorities during an attempted arrest, he reportedly crashed into a  patrol vehicle and mad his escape from a business on North Federal Boulevard. The abandoned truck was later found abandoned and crashed at a gravel pit operation by 71 Construction. Hensley fled on foot and is at large. 

There was one fire call, that being a grass fire on McPherson Lane in Riverton at 1:40 p.m.