Four Escape from Otero County Jail, Colorado

Four Escape from Otero County Jail, Colorado

Otero County Jail, La Junta, Colorado
March 4, 2014

Four inmates escaped from Otero County Jail after overpowering guards. The inmates reportedly overpowered one Correctional Officer and a Sheriff before escaping to a rail yard where only their prison clothes were found. The Colorado National Guard and local law enforcement responded by conducting a manhunt across southeastern Colorado.

Three of the four inmates were recaptured the following day with the fourth being recaptured a day later.


3 of 4 inmates who escaped Otero County Jail captured“, CBS Denver, March 5, 2014.

4 inmates escape Otero County Jail, 3 captured“, USA Today,March 5, 2014.

3 of 4 escaped Otero County Jail inmates captured“, FOX Denver, March 5, 2014.

Update: Serial escapist Angel Castrejon recaptured after Otero County jailbreak” Westword, March 7, 2014.

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