Woman Held In Connection With Prison Escape Case
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police say they are holding a 47-year-old woman in connection with this week’s jail escape.
Marilyn Annette Reeves was arrested on Tuesday night and is being held at the Denver jail, the same facility Felix Trujillo escaped from on Sunday night and subsequently disappeared.
Denver Deputy Matthew Andrews is accused of helping Trujillo by providing a sheriff’s jacket, pants, hat and utility belt, which allowed the prisoner to masquerade as a deputy and walk out of the facility.
Sources have told CBS4 that from there Andrews, 36, drove Trujillo, 24, to an area north of Denver and dropped him off. That’s close to Reeves’ listed Thornton home.
Denver police wrote that Reeves “is being held for investigation of Aiding Escape” but so far haven’t elaborated on how she might have done that. They also haven’t stated what sort of relationship she might have had with Trujillo.
The incident was the first escape from Denver’s new city jail, and Andrews says he was acting out of fear for his physical safety.
Trujillo has been at large since the escape. He has a lengthy criminal record and is described as being an Hispanic male with short black hair and brown eyes, about 5-feet-6, 140 pounds and with several neck tattoos. Anyone who knows where he is or sees him is asked to call 911 immediately.
Andrews has been with the Denver Sheriff’s Department for two years but served as a prison guard for the Colorado Department of Corrections from 2007 through 2011. He is out of jail on $10,000 bond but is due back in court April 22.