DENVER (CBS4)– The man who called a Denver Sheriff’s deputy “pretty dumb” for allegedly masterminding his escape has had his preliminary hearing rescheduled for June 5.

Felix Trujillo has been charged with one count of felony escape.

Trujillo said that Denver Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Andrews planned the escape in exchange for money from the Denver Detention Center on April 7.

Trujillo gave himself up three days later following a massive law enforcement manhunt.

Matthew Andrews (credit: Denver Police)

Matthew Andrews (credit: Denver Police)

Trujillo had been awaiting sentencing on aggravated robbery charges.

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.

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.

Trujillo says the deputy agreed to engineer the escape in exchange for $500,000.

“He wanted 250 up front and 250 at the end,” Trujillo told 4 On Your Side Investigator Brian Maass in an exclusive interview.

Trujillo said the deputy never got a dime for the escape.


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