Escapee Caught

By: AP
By: AP

A Fremont County Jail inmate who escaped from a hospital emergency room Sunday night is back in custody.

Sheriff's deputies apprehended 23-year-old Roger Zaragoza at a Canon City intersection during a traffic stop about 11 a.m. Monday.

Authorities had been conducting surveillance in the area after a resident reported Zaragoza stopped on his porch, asking for a cigarette and saying he was in trouble.

Investigators say Zaragoza freed himself from restraints about 10:15 Sunday night after being taken to a hospital for a possible broken hand.

Zaragoza was arrested in February on attempted first-degree murder and weapons charges.

An investigation into how Zaragoza escaped custody is under way.

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