New arrest papers: Letecia Stauch hatched plot to escape from jail
The woman accused of killing her stepson and posing his death as a runaway case has been concocting a plot to escape from jail, new court documents allege.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by 11 News Thursday, 36-year-old Letecia Stauch detailed her plans in letters to a fellow inmate at the El Paso County Jail, which included measuring herself to see whether she'd fit through the window and obtaining a broom to break the glass.
The affidavit says the inmate in question contacted a deputy and shared the letters, which were partially written in code and included a picture of "something that resembled the window in her cell." Below is an excerpt from that affidavit.
About her alleged escaped plan:
The inmate reportedly told the deputy she knows about Stauch's charges and "doesn't want to be involved or have anything to do with her."
After the deputy viewed the letters, the affidavit alleges that she and another deputy did a shakedown of Stauch's cell, where they found a third letter.
Stauch is in court Thursday for escape charges, and will be in court Friday for the next step in the Gannon Stauch murder case.