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.