DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have formally charged a man who escaped from the downtown Denver jail, allegedly with the help of a sheriff’s deputy.
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Wednesday that 24-year-old Felix Trujillo has been charged with one felony count of escape. Deputy Matthew Andrews was arrested at Denver police headquarters and was accused of helping Trujillo get out. He is charged with one felony count of aiding escape.
Authorities say Trujillo, who was awaiting sentencing on aggravated robbery charges, left the jail the evening of April 7 wearing parts of a sheriff’s uniform. He turned himself in after three days on the run.
Court records say Andrews told co-workers he helped Trujillo escape because he’d been threatened and had been told there was a contract out on him and his family.
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