DENVER (CBS4) – A young man with a violent criminal history has been arrested after escaping and setting off a big search.

Police were searching for Adonnis Rucker, 17, who is facing “four counts of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of attempted sexual assault, two counts of aggravated robbery, and two counts of felony menacing in connection with separate incidents that occurred on Jan. 8 and Jan. 16 in Denver,” according to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office.

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He was taken into custody shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday.

“Denver police attempted to take him into custody on Jan. 17 in the 12300 block of East Albrook Drive at the Park-n-Ride when Rucker attempted to flee and collided with a patrol car,” Kimbrough said in a statement. “Rucker was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries before being returned to juvenile custody.

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“While being transported for a hearing (Thursday), Rucker escaped from custody at the Gilliam Youth Corrections Facility at 2844 Downing Street and remains at large.”

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Police don’t typically release photos of juveniles, but because of Rucker’s very violent history they made an exception.

Officers responded to the scene just after 7 p.m. and set up a perimeter around the neighborhood. Residents were warned to stay inside while canines and officers searched the area.

Additional Information From The Denver Police Department

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Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to