Deputy Charged With Assisting Escape; Police Looking For Escapee

A Denver Sheriff's Deputy is in jail today after both the Denver Sheriff's Department and Denver Police say he helped an inmate, Felix Trujillo, escape from the downtown Denver jail last night around 7 p.m.

The sheriff's department said at a press conference this morning that they determined the deputy, Matthew Andrews, helped Trujillo escape when they were investigating the incident last night. An investigation revealed no security issues with the jail itself, but it did help police develop Andrews as a suspect.

Police say Trujillo did escape with a Denver sheriff's jacket but that he is not in possession of a police firearm or radio. The sheriff's department confirms that all of their guns and radios are accounted for.

Andrews, a two-year veteran of the Denver Sheriff's Department, is charged with assisting with an escape, which is a felony. At this time he is on 'investigative leave' from the department, which is compared to administrative leave with pay. Officials will not release the name of the facility where Andrews is being held.

Both the Denver Sheriff's Department and the Denver Police are still working to find Felix Trujillo, 24, who they consider armed and dangerous.

This is the first ever escape from the downtown facility.

Before his escape, Trujillo was being held for aggravated robbery. He is 5’6”, 140 pounds, with short black hair, brown eyes and several tattoos.

You are asked to call police if you have any information.


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