GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– Law enforcement across Colorado are searching for an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Golden.
Kenneth Gomez was in the Colorado Correctional Center, a minimum level facility also known as Camp George West.
Gomez was working as a mechanic in the Colorado State Patrol Garage at the Colorado State Patrol Academy located on the grounds of Camp George West when he walked away on Tuesday.
During the 10:15 a.m. formal count Gomez was not accounted for. A red service vehicle belonging to the Colorado State Patrol Garage also remains unaccounted for.
State troopers believe Gomez knew the system well enough to know the exact time to make a run for it.
“They are checked on every 15 minutes so supervisors have to make visual contact and interact with them every 15 minutes,” said Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Mike Baker. “According to surveillance video he left at 10:16 a.m.”
State troopers believe Gomez took off in a 2003 GMC Sonoma.
Gomez is Hispanic with brown eyes and black hair. He is 30 years old, about 5-foot-4 weighing 150 pounds.
Gomez has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that reads “Jester” and another on the left side of his neck that reads “Josiah.” He also has tattoos on his right upper arm “Eye of Ra,” lower right arm “Destiney,” left lower inside arm “Evangeline,” chest “Amorina,” and back “Brandie.”
“We have not found the car nor Gomez. However multiple law enforcement agencies have been notified and are looking for him,” said Baker.
Gomez was convicted out of Jefferson County in 2011 on charges of burglary and disturbing the public peace. Gomez was sentenced to five years on those charges.
He had been in and out of prison for the last 10 years for stealing cars and domestic assault.