Sheriff's office: Douglas County inmate tries to escape through ceiling

Foreground: Cody Croker (Photo: Douglas County Jail), background: Douglas County Jail during the lockdown on Feb. 13, 2018 (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - What happens when an inmate climbs into the ceiling of a county jail?

If your name is Cody Crocker, law enforcement says you don't get very far.

There was no "Shawshank Redemption"-like taste of freedom for Crocker, 34, who had been in the Douglas County Jail since Feb. 5 on several charges including theft and forgery. Crocker was found in under an hour, still holed up in the ceiling. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet that there was nowhere for him to go but back into the building.


The jail was on lockdown while authorities searched for Crocker. After he was located, the sheriff's office said he'd be medically assessed and then taken right back to his jail cell.

According to records, Crocker's bond before his climb to freedom was only $100.