Category Archives: I (Almost) Got Away With It

British film crew to retrace steps of Indian River County jail…

Raw TV will recount the tale of Rondell Reed and Leviticus Taylor, two men — both eventually convicted of murder — who climbed and dug their way to freedom on Oct. 26, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said. No date has been set for the program’s airing, and one may not be announced for several months, producers said.

Read more at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/british-film-crew-retrace-steps-indian-river-county-jail-escape/OmEK6ZAT7zXlQCdTi3frtM/

British film crew to retrace steps of Indian River County jail escape

Raw TV will recount the tale of Rondell Reed and Leviticus Taylor, two men — both eventually convicted of murder — who climbed and dug their way to freedom on Oct. 26, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said. No date has been set for the program’s airing, and one may not be announced for several months, producers said.

Read more at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/british-film-crew-retrace-steps-indian-river-county-jail-escape/OmEK6ZAT7zXlQCdTi3frtM/

WTAMU Professor Uses Commentary in True Crime File as Teaching

Students enrolled in the criminal justice course, “Prisons in America,” for the fall semester at West Texas AM University got a special treat with the viewing of an episode of Investigation Discovery’s I (almost) Got Away With It featuring none other than their professor, Dr. Keith Price, head of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

Price joined the faculty at WTAMU in 2003, but spent 30 years with the state’s prison system before retiring as a warden from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In 1990, Price was the senior warden at the Darrington Unit, a maximum-security prison just south of Houston, when two inmates broke out of prison and later became the subjects of an episode of I (almost) Got Away With It titled “GOT to Escape with a Battleaxe.”

“It’s really an unusual story,” Price

Read more at: http://www.myhighplains.com/news/wtamu-professor-uses-commentary-in-true-crime-file-as-teaching-tool/624542745

‘I (Almost) Got Away With It’ Kicks Off A New Season With A Special VR Experience

This popular series returns for an eighth season featuring all-new criminals who believe they can commit crimes and never get caught. These true stories profile people who will do anything they can to evade arrest. They will use their families, fake IDs, and even use force to keep from being captured. Eventually, they do get caught, but often not before causing more chaos and mayhem.

I (Almost) Got Away With It has joined the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon, offering fans of the series a new way to experience one criminal’s jailbreak for themselves. According to a recent post on the I (Almost) Got Away With It Facebook page, this VR experience is inspired by Peter Gibbs’ prison escape. His story will be the first one featured on I (Almost) Got Away With It. Seen from the criminal’s point of view, viewers can feel the adrenaline rush as they immerse themselves

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/3092696/i-almost-got-away-with-it-kicks-off-a-new-season-with-a-special-vr-experience/

Investigative Discovery films in downtown Vallejo


A notice, taped to the outside wall of a nearby business, notifies people of filming intended at the Town House Cocktail Lounge this week.
A notice, taped to the outside wall of a nearby business, notifies people of filming intended at the Town House Cocktail Lounge this week.
MIKE JORY — TIMES-HERALD

The FBI paid a visit to the Townhouse bar Wednesday in downtown Vallejo.

Armed robbery by one of the country’s most wanted? Double-murder suspect arrested? Employee diluting the whiskey?

Not even close. Seems the FBI — actually, actors in FBI clothing — was part of the film crew of “I Almost Got Away With It”, a program by the Investigation Discovery network.

Produced by Indigo Films, the Bay Area-based crew used downtown Vallejo for two days for an episode about “criminals that are on the run and eventually get caught by the

Read more at: http://www.timesheraldonline.com/article/NH/20160107/NEWS/160109909

Monday’s Indian River County jail escape mimics aspects of 2005 breakout

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By Lamaur Stancil of TCPalm

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ? They differed in age and background, but the five men who escaped from the Indian River County Jail in two separate breakouts had many things in common, according to the details of the incidents.

All five proved to be nimble, crafty, desperate and able to work in the dark.

Sheriff Deryl Loar and corrections staff will continue Friday reviewing the vulnerabilities at the facility that led to two men escaping Monday. Part of their frustration is the pair used the same type of room ? a maintenance room connecting the plumbing and air conditioning systems of the jail ? as the previous escape nearly six years ago.

“I take this personally,” Loar said. “It frustrates me, and it makes me angry. We have highly trained men and women who work

Read more at: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/mondays-indian-river-county-jail-escape-mimics-aspects-of-2005-breakout-ep-383684812-343952802.html

‘I (Almost) Got Away With It’ Murderer Sues … I Never Threatened That Attorney!!

Discovery’s “I (Almost) Got Away With It” will have to try to run from a lawsuit after a convicted murderer on the show says producers painted him in a bad light. Let that wash over you.

Randy Baggett, who was convicted of murdering his stepdad, and appeared in season 6, says the show used a soundbite from prosecutor Jayne Weintraub that was untrue. In the episode, she said after Baggett was sentenced he looked at her and said, “I am going to get you.”

In the suit, Baggett claims he never threatened Weintraub and her statement brought him shame and embarrassment … and killed his motivation to fight for parole.

Apparently, murdering his stepdad did NOT affect him nearly as much. Weintraub tells TMZ she stands by her statement, and everything Baggett said was on record.

Baggett is suing Discovery and Weintraub for more than $500k in damages.

Read more at: http://www.tmz.com/2015/10/12/i-almost-got-away-with-it-murderer-sues-discovery/

I Never Threatened That Attorney!!

Discovery’s “I (Almost) Got Away With It” will have to try to run from a lawsuit after a convicted murderer on the show says producers painted him in a bad light. Let that wash over you.

Randy Baggett, who was convicted of murdering his stepdad, and appeared in season 6, says the show used a soundbite from prosecutor Jayne Weintraub that was untrue. In the episode, she said after Baggett was sentenced he looked at her and said, “I am going to get you.”

In the suit, Baggett claims he never threatened Weintraub and her statement brought him shame and embarrassment … and killed his motivation to fight for parole.

Apparently, murdering his stepdad did NOT affect him nearly as much. Weintraub tells TMZ she stands by her statement, and everything Baggett said was on record.

Baggett is suing Discovery and Weintraub for more than $500k in damages.

Read more at: http://www.tmz.com/2015/10/12/i-almost-got-away-with-it-murderer-sues-discovery/

He ‘almost got away with it’

Cary Ashby

Sep 30, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    A former Willard man was sentenced to 10 months in prison Tuesday for forging a woman’s check. 

   Jerrod D. Durr, 25, now of Tiro, received about 2 1/ 2 months of jail-time credit toward the 10-month term. He must reimburse Vacationland Credit Union nearly $15,096 — the amount of money in all the forgery cases. 

   Durr pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count each of forgery and receiving stolen property for an incident between July 10 and 14. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed four counts of forgery. 

   The Norwalk Police Department investigated Durr’s case. His plea deal and prison term were a joint recommendation between Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff and public defender David Longo. 

   Durr was featured about a series of scams in the July 1, 2013 broadcast of the Investigation Discovery series, “I Almost Got Away With It.” 

   In the episode titled “Got to Pose as

Read more at: http://www.norwalkreflector.com/Courts/2015/09/30/He-039-almost-got-away-with-it-039

Investigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crime

AP LogoBY FRAZIER MOORE

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life.

He wants to school you in life lessons.

He wants to hook you on crime.

As a group president at Discovery Communications, Schleiff is boss of Investigation Discovery, or ID for short, a network whose motto might be: “Where bad things happen to good (or hapless or downright clueless) people.”

ID is awash with real-life tales of greed, passion and outright evil served up with sassy titles like “A Crime to Remember,” ”I Almost Got Away With It” and

“Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?”

Hooked?! Think of watching ID as being turned loose in a frozen yogurt shop: one delectable product in countless flavors you just can’t stop spooning up.

Meanwhile, ID guarantees you practical tips.

“If you live on a farm and it’s Halloween and there’s a storm, you don’t go down to the barn when

Read more at: http://naplesherald.com/2015/08/03/investigation-discovery-network-can-get-you-hooked-on-crime/