Man Who Helped Tehama County Inmate Escape Sentenced To 16 Months

A man has been sentenced for helping an escaped inmate from Tehama County Jail. Early the morning of February 18th, 34-year-old Trey Cleveland King was on trash detail at the jail in Red Bluff. When deputies opened an exterior door to access the dumpsters, King bolted. He was pursued on foot but soon outpaced the deputies and got away. He ran several blocks to his ex-girlfriend’s house and kicked in the door. Bethany Gaylord and William Keys drove King to Corning, then let him have the car, some money and a cell phone. Gaylord and Keys were arrested later that day for being accessories to an escape. Two days later King was walking along a highway near Lincoln in Placer County when someone recognized him by his description and called 9-1-1. King had been jailed in Tehama County after stealing a big rig from Red Bluff, driving it to the Rancho Tehama area, ramming a CHP vehicle, driving back to Red Bluff and then stealing a pickup that he drove at high speed southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 until he was sideswiped and crashed. For his part in the escape, Keys has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.