HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – Sheriff’s deputies in Douglas County are hoping to catch an teen who escaped from the Division of Youth Corrections on Tuesday afternoon.

Jacob Beckstead (credit: CBS)

At 2 p.m., Jacob Maxwell Beckstead, 18, got away somehow while he was being transported from one youth corrections facility to another.

Jacob Beckstead (credit: Douglas County)

He escaped near C-470 and Quebec Street in the Highlands Ranch area.

Beckstead was being held on non-violent charges.

Beckstead is 5-foot-10 and weighs 180 pounds. Police say he was wearing brown pants and a red jacket at the time of his escape.

Beckstead’s brother Daniel says Jacob actually goes by the name Max and might not respond to being called Jacob. Daniel his brother isn’t violent and says his family is very worried and hopes he will contact them.


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