A 19-year-old Carson City inmate was arrested early this morning in Sparks after leaving a jail work assignment at the city animal shelter Saturday.
Kyle Carpenter was arrested by Carson City and Sparks police officers around 2:45 a.m. near the abandoned small white two-story house he was staying in on the 300 block of 5th Street in Sparks, according to a report by the Carson City Sheriff's Department. His wife, Jaydra Paoli, was arrested on suspicion of helping him hide from police.
"Kyle and Jaydra surrendered without incident," the report said.
Carpenter was charged with a felony count of escaping. Bail was set at $25,000. He has been in jail since May for violating his probation resulting from a drug possession charge.
Carpenter told police he couldn't stop thinking about trying to escape since his unborn daughter died, according to the report.
"He said this day was no different," the report said. "He just stopped listening to his head and just did it."
Carpenter was scheduled to be released from jail in about 30 days.
The inmate work program at the animal shelter has been suspended and will be investigated, according to Sheriff Kenny Furlong.