Cross County escapee sentenced to 15 years for violating his probation

Cross County escapee sentenced to 15 years for violating his probation
Gregory Farmer sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)

CROSS COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) -An inmate who broke out of the Cross County jail this week is now headed to prison.

On Tuesday, June 11, Judge Pam Honeycutt revoked Gregory Farmer’s probation and sentenced him to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Farmer, who escaped the Cross County jail on Monday, pleaded guilty in September 2016 to first-degree false imprisonment and second-degree battery. In return, he agreed to a 10-year suspended imposition of sentence.

Since then, he has been arrested on multiple charges including terroristic threatening, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and retaliation against an informant, according to Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington.

Farmer also faces a rape charge in Craighead County.

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