Teen in custody after allegedly stabbing guard and escaping from Colorado detention center

Juan Ocegueda
Juan Ocegueda(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 10:51 AM MDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 2:51 PM MDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A teenager is back in custody following an allegedly violent attack on a guard in Colorado.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Juan Ocegueda was being held at the Platte Valley Youth facility and was at a dentist appointment Tuesday morning when he stabbed the guard and fled. A shelter-in-place was initially issued for the area around Harlan Street and West 44th Avenue in Denver. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said around 11:45 a.m, that law enforcement was also searching the area of 20th and Wadsworth, where a male matching the suspect description was seen. The sheriff’s office located him and has confirmed he was not the suspect.

At about 2 p.m., the sheriff’s office reported Ocegueda was back in custody.

The guard had non-life threatening injuries and was expected to be released from the hospital before Wednesday.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update.

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