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Deputies: Contractor who wheeled inmate out in trash bin arrested

Gregory Shedd charged with aiding an escape, Baker County deputies say

Booking photo of Gregory Shedd
Booking photo of Gregory Shedd

MACCLENNY, Fla. – A Baker County Detention Center food service contractor who deputies said wheeled an inmate out of the jail in a trash bin has been arrested, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Gregory Shedd, 43, is charged with introduction of contraband into a detention facility and aiding in an escape. He is being held on $200,000 bond.

Shedd turned himself in to Baker County detectives at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Dakota Garrett Carter, 26, was awaiting trial on burglary, gun and drug charges when he stowed away in a garbage cart in the facility's kitchen Sunday night, according to a deputy's report.

Deputies said Shedd later wheeled the cart outside and Carter climbed out and ran away. Carter was picked up at a nearby store by his girlfriend, who drove him to Georgia, deputies said.

Deputies said Carter was found and captured at an Echols County hunting camp about 5:30 a.m. Monday. He waived his extradition and was returned to the Baker County jail.

Carter faces a list of charges including escape from a detention facility, armed burglary, grand theft, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of methamphetamine.

Carter's 23-year-old girlfriend, Baylee Barber, was arrested on a charge of aiding a prisoner escape. 

The Sheriff's Office said Shedd was fired before his arrest.