Deputies: Contractor who wheeled inmate out in trash bin arrested

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

By Frank Powers - Assignment manager
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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.

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