Gordon escapee faces chargesNearly two years after he was accused of escaping from the Gordon Correctional Center, Danny Davis was back in Douglas County last week. He made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Aug. 20.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Nearly two years after he was accused of escaping from the Gordon Correctional Center, Danny Davis was back in Douglas County last week. He made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Aug. 20.
Davis, 32, faces one count felony escape stemming from an incident on Sept. 3, 2011. He is accused of walking away from the correctional facility in rural Douglas County along with fellow inmates Gary Gene Wells, 47, and Loren Ray Frikart, 32. Video from the facility show the three putting painting supplies away, parking a tractor and going back behind the wood shop that evening; it was the last accounting of their whereabouts, according to the criminal complaint.
Frikart and Wells were located two days later in South Superior and arrested. Both pleaded no contest to escape. Frikart was sentenced to three years of probation and one year in jail. Wells was sentenced to three years prison — 18 months confinement and 18 months extended supervision. Both were consecutive to the sentence they had been serving when they escaped.
Davis was serving time for five burglary convictions in Eau Claire County at the time of the escape, according to the criminal complaint. In January 2012, four months after the three men disappeared from the correctional center, Davis was charged with burglary in Kentucky. He pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary on April 23, 2012, and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the Fayette County Circuit Court in Kentucky. At the time, he had a Lexington, Ky., address.
If convicted, Davis faces a maximum penalty of up to six years imprisonment and $10,000 fine. He remains in custody at the Douglas County Jail on $50,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is slated for Wednesday.