Hearing set for alleged escaped inmate, girlfriend

A September hearing has been set for Carson City Jail escapee and the girlfriend who allegedly helped him.

Kyle Carpenter and Jaydra Paoli, both 19, will appear in court on Sept. 2 to determine if there is enough evidence to try the duo in Carpenter's alleged escape Aug. 16. If convicted, each faces up to six years in prison.

According to the arrest report, Carpenter had just two weeks left on a probation violation relating to a drug charge when he ditched his orange jail trusty jumpsuit, donned clothing found in a shed at the Carson City Animal Shelter where he was assigned, and fled to the Lone Mountain Cemetery.

Using a cell phone brought to him at the direction of Paoli by a man named only as Manuel, Carpenter allegedly summoned Paoli to pick him up.

The report states Paoli then called her mother in Sparks, and Paoli's mother put the couple up in a Reno motel room. The mother then allegedly helped the two find shelter in an abandoned home near her home in Sparks, and would bring them food and water.

Carson City Sheriff's Detective Dena Lacy said a warrant for the mother's arrest is being sought.

Paoli and Carpenter were arrested Monday at the abandoned house after it had been surrounded by a Sparks Police SWAT.

Carpenter was immediately returned to Carson City and Paoli was initially booked into the Washoe County Jail, then transferred to Carson City.

She is being held on $15,000 bail on suspicion of felony concealing an escaped prisoner.

Carpenter was additionally booked into jail on a felony escape charge with a bail of $25,000.

Carpenter told investigators he escaped from custody after becoming distraught because Paoli suffered a miscarriage at five months. The baby's neck had become entangled in the umbilical cord, said Lacy.

Lacy asked that anyone who may know someone named Manuel who drives around town with his brother in a black BMW sedan, contact her at 887-2020 ext. 41405.

- Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.


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