Louisville, KY man sentenced for escape, manufacturing meth, and possession of child pornography

By BNO News

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – A Kentucky man, who had previously served prison time for methamphetamine related charges, was sentenced for manufacturing the illegal substance and possession of child pornography, prosecutors said Monday.

Craig Allen Carr, age 34, of Louisville, Kentucky, was located by Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) on January 6, 2008, operating a meth lab at an apartment complex located on Bardstown Road. He was arrested with two other men. In addition, computer forensics revealed that his laptop contained over 600 images of child pornography.

LMPD responded to Carr’s residence, where they were met by his girlfriend on February 14, 2008, after she had informed them that just prior to their arrival, Carr had fled the scene taking with him a laptop computer containing child pornography and materials related to the manufacture of methamphetamine (meth).

LMPD performed testing in the apartment and discovered meth residue present on the walls inside the apartment, which led to his aforementioned arrest. LMPD recovered evidence related to the meth lab and recovered Carr’s laptop.

On April 30, 2001, Carr had been sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment for meth distribution and firearm related charges; on October 26, 2006, he was released by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for credit time served, and began his period of federal supervised release, but on February 14, 2008, the supervised release was revoked and he was sentenced to serve eight months.

On August 5, 2008, Carr was transferred by BOP to the Dismas House, and he was designated with a release date of September 4, 2008, but on August 12, 2008, prior to the release date, he left the facility without permission and did not return.

On September 9, 2008, at a residence located on Bradley Avenue, Carr got into a physical dispute with another individual, to which LMPD was called to the scene to investigate. However, prior to LMPD's arrival, Carr had left the scene to investigate. However, prior to LMPD's arrival, Carr had left the residence.

During the investigation LMPD discovered a meth lab at the residence, and two individuals who were still present at the residence were arrested. They informed LMPD that the meth lab was set up and operated by Carr, and on November 17, 2008, Carr and his girlfriend, who originally informed LMPD of his possession of child pornography, were both arrested in El Paso, Texas for possession of precursors to Manufacture Meth.

Carr was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

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